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Castle and defensive walls (Yanguas)

To the west of the town, on the edge of the cliff, there is this limestone castle that controlled the access to the Ebro valley. You can still see the sections and holes on the fortress’ walls that supported the formwork.

 

It has a quadrangular floor plan and towers on each of the corners. On the walls, there are battlement hexes, a chemin de ronde and narrow loophole windows. There are also two gates, one on the west and the other on the east side, that gave access to the castle.

 

It is not certain when it was first built and it is possible that it was built when Yanguas received its own town charter. However, the architectonical style suggests that it was built in the 14th century.

Recent restoration works have given the castle back the dignity it deserves to be a heritage site and have made it possible to understand the defensive function of the unique columned and cobbled weapon yard. Another feature that has been restored is the tower on the north-western side.

 

The defensive wall that surrounded the town of Yanguas had two gates, one on the lower part near the Cidacos River and another one on the northern side. The first gate, called the River Gate, was used to control the products that entered the village and to charge taxes on them. This gate is double arched, with a rounded arch and a pointed one, all built with local stones. The second gate, called the Village Gate, has been modified throughout the years, and like many other historic forts, it was destroyed during the Independence War. Nowadays, it is a simple lintelled structure next to the lookout, El Paredón, which offers a spectacular view of the northern part of Yanguas.

 

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