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When crossing the bridge to enter the historical part of the village, you have a hill on your left side which is the location of the Castelo of Ponferrada who became in the year 1178 to depend on the Order of the Temple for donation...More
We visited many castles during our month long vacation in Europe, each one offers a beautiful glimpse into the history of times past. This one is definitely one to see. The views from the outside wall & towers provide a gorgeous panoramic look at the...More
This 'Castle of the Knights Templar' in Ponferrada offers us all a very impressive Castle, with a lot of history, stories and legends. The castle, with it's medieval architecture, has been declared a 'National Monument' and an 'Asset of Cultural Interest'. Here in the Castle...More
Please don't miss this. A moat. A keep. A canon. Cannon balls. A secret tunnel down to the river to ensure water in times of siege. Oh and the library with ancient books. You can die happy after seeing such marvels!
This Moorish Castle is one of the highlights of Ponferrada. Its high, imposing walls have stood for centuries, recalling a time when Spain was dominated by the Moors. It’s on the Camino de Santiago, and the nearby streets and plazas abound in restaurants and cafes...More
This castle, like many, sit atop the mountain so you see it from almost every street in the city proper. It is quite massive so there much to explore.
On the day that we visited, there was a large group of bikers arriving/starting the tour...More