Looking up we can find the castle, placed on the top of the hill.
There are evidences that allow us to believe that the castle was founded during the Muslim domination, because original remains of their constructions are still preserved. This fact can be observed both in the structure and in the materials used.
During the second half of the 12th century and the first half of the 13th century, with continuous raids done by the Christians, the insecurity was common for the inhabitants of the little villages that in that time populated the term. This forced them to build a stronghold in the highest part of the hill and place their houses in the slop of it in order to be sheltered under its protection.
The castle experiences different modifications and widenings during the Templar occupation, and later, by the lordships.
It is built, in most part, with masonry and ashlar reinforcements at the corners. It has a crenellated pyramidal structure and arrow-holes are conserved in their towers and walls. The set has the form of an irregular polygon with double walled enclosure. The exterior wall is crenellated, of a low height and partially preserved. The inside enclosure has four main towers and two secondary towers.
Vista exterior del castillo.
Vista trasera del castillo.
The tower keep stands out, known as Torre Parda. It is formed by a recessed upper body, rarely seen in Extremadura, and a more bulky lower body.
Attached to it there is possibly the oldest tower, since it is made with different materials. This tower would be part of the primitive Muslim defensive construction. It presents a squared floor plan with a crenellated terrace and is popularly known as "la azotea".
The next one is circular and eminently defensive. In it, the embrasures of stick form and orb form stand out, which puts us in a time when there were already firearms. From this point of view a wall restored with modern bricks can be seen. Due to it being completely demolished, and in order to avoid further deterioration, it was chosen this technical solution.
The entrance placed in the opposite side is made through a granite wall with slightly pointed arch, above which is displayed the coat of arms of the House of Béjar. The door is topped with a machicolation, that had a defensive purpose. Its four large corbels and the lower part of the parapet are preserved.
The castle is the symbol of the locality, and it can be seen from any place of the term. It is an unmatchable enclave.