Castle of Olmillos

This castle of Olmillos is one of the most beautiful and well preserved in Castilla. Behind the high walls and towers the place is now the site of a hotel.

General Information:

Town: 
Olmillos de Sasamón (Sasamón)
Castle of Olmillos
Castle of Olmillos
Castle of Olmillos
Castle of Olmillos
Castle of Olmillos
Castle of Olmillos
Castle of Olmillos
Town: Olmillos de Sasamón (Sasamón)

Descripción

On the outskirts of Olmillos de Sasamón, you can see one of the most beautiful castles of Burgos. Initially, it belonged to the Cartagena family although several years later it went to the Duke of Gor. The castle is really impressive thanks to its high walls and round towers with battlements and machicolations.

Built in the fifteenth century, its promoter was Pedro de Cartagena. The castle has a square shape divided in two parts, with beautiful towers and round bartizans, well preserved, in the corners. The main façade has a simple pointed entrance to the bailey. Over it, a brattice is situated. Few and small windows and some loopholes are presents in its walls. At present, it’s a private property that houses a luxury hotel.

Touristic Services

Villadiego
Melgar de Fernamental

Art and Culture