WARRIOR RUINED OVER THE DUERO
Located on the hill of the Castle - which owes its name - which crowns the population from the south, was the site of human settlement since ancient times.
The first data contained us about Soria and his castle is from the year 1119, year in which the Compostelan Annals report that Alfonso I of Aragon, the Battler, was the one who promoted and expanded the tower and the grounds, as it was a strategic point for border control.
In 1196, Sancho the Strong of Navarre and devastates Soria Almazan and this is probably what made him determine the need to strengthen both the castle and the wall.
In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the principal strength is refrendatario rivalries of the kings of Castile and its people in addition to the civil wars between Spaniards.
At the beginning of S. XVIII wall and Castillo are again protagonists during the War of Succession, retaking the city its border with Aragon role.
During the War of Independence General Duran recovers from the French but ordered the demolition of the fortress and walls to prevent return to fall into the hands of other enemies.
After the war the entire enclosure was evicted.
Currently it is located within the park that bears its name, being around him a true viewpoint of the city, a privileged balcony in which to contemplate and enjoy different panoramic views
At his feet, traces the Duero sung by Don Antonio Machado "crossbow archer around Soria hock".
The whole landscape is anointed history, poetry and legend.
The few remains preserved not allow imagine what it was a huge fortress. The walled enclosure occupied the entire top of the mountain where if necessary could shelter much of the population.
Paintings by Juan Antonio Zapata - early XVIII - Chapel of San Saturio Hermitage are graphic proof Castle distant, blurred and, and offer us a picture of his appearance at that time.
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