Castillo Roquero

Castle in Atienza

Now that’s what you call a castle! Looking like a natural extension of the crag upon which it sits, Atienza’s romantically dishevelled castillo has Roman, Visigothic and Moorish antecedents. It was finally wrested from the Moors by Christian king Alfonso VI in 1085 and is now a windy ruin enjoying fabulous views over the surrounding meseta (plains).