Built over the remains of a previous fortification in 1471 by fon Lope
Sanchez de Moscoso, Torres de Altamira played an important role in the
conflict between the Moscosos and the Mitra of Compostela in 1554.
Today, little remains of this once important stronghold apart from a corner
tower and a wall of the residential wing. It was abandoned by the Moscoco-Altamira family in
the 19th century, and since, it was left to decay.
The Castle Today
Torres de Altamira Castle is located over a hill dominating
the village of San Fiz, close to Brion, commanding the ancient road between Santiago de
Compostela and Noia. The castle is freely accessible.
Torres de Altamira Map&Location
Directions: AC-451, 15938, Brión, Spain
Approximate Geographic Coordinates: 42.877506, -8.687547
Torres de Altamira in a larger map
Torres de Altamira Photos
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