Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Castle of Ponferrada

We arrived in Ponferrada this afternoon and went to tour this castle. It is amazing with so many beautiful views of the city from every angle. In the 12 century, the castle was originally a small village with a wall made of mud and pebbles. It was reinforced by the templars with a wall of lime in the 13 century and was taken from the templars by the Moors in the 14 century. In the 15 century a duke turned it into a strong and luxurious castle. (Click image to enlarge)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for your blog, it's wonderful to follow on your walk. Such beautiful towns.
    You've missed the heat here, almost 100 & no castles or cafes in site.
    You all look so healthy & happy. How many more weeks do you have left? Andrea