In the west of the province of Salamanca, this fortress is standing and it is a clear example of the frontier ups and downs and disputes. According to the chronicles, it was built in the 13th century by Don Dinis, a Portuguese King, although it was finished in the 15th century.
The centre, located next to the late-Gothic beautiful church of Santa Maria la Blanca, has two floors.
This centre, located in Calzada de Valdunciel (near the capital city), shows the historic paths, such as the famous Via de la Plata and the big transhumant cattle routes.
Ciudad Rodrigo is a frontier strategic location from the Middle Ages, but it turned into an important bastion in the 18th century, when more modern defensive buildings were built against the powerful artillery of that time.
The castle houses on the last floor, an interpretation room about the medieval fortifications on the old border between the kingdoms of Leon and Castile.
Address: Castillo, s/n
Village: Alba de Tormes
Postal Code: 37800
Phone: 923 370 646 - 618 746 513