Medieval Wall of San Esteban de Gormaz

Ancient town´s gate.  San Esteban de Gormaz, Soria / ALC

Valladolid Avenue, 3. San Esteban de Gormaz


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Scarce remains, scattered throughout the village, of the old medieval wall. It begun to be built in the 10th century and reinforced by the additions of Arabs and Christians. Originally the wall descended by the slopes of the castle until embracing and protecting the old part of the town, alternating the linen with defensive towers - quadrangular and semicircular- and access doors. The wall was pentagonal in shape.

The most significant remains would be the tower of the door of the Rastro (recognizable by the 16th century of the Marquis of Villena and Count of San Esteban coat of arms); those of the tower of Posadillas street, with stone of masonry laboriously worked; those of the nave of the door of San Gregorio or the remains of Calle Pescadores.

In the Plaza Mayor is the arch of the town or Puerta de Castilla, the main access in medieval times that connected the heart of San Esteban with the bridge. It can be recognized by the shield that is in the interior part, with the coat of arms of Don Diego López Pacheco, count of San Esteban (1501-1529).

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ALC: 25.07.18

  • Town´s Arch also called Gate of Castilla. San Esteban de Gormaz, Soria / ALC
  • Walls of San Esteban de Gormaz, Soria / ALC