Located not far from Ponte Sampaio, Pontevedra, the origins of the
Sotomayor Castle dates back to the 12th century and the name of Don Pax Mendez
Its plan is oval with double line of defenses and it is situated on top of a
rocky promontory. One of its most famous owners was Pedro Madruga (aka Pedro Sotomayor) who
played an important role in the Irmandinos Revolt in the 15th century.
In the 19th century it belonged to the Marqueses of Armijo who decided to
create an estival-palatial Residence, adding the arched gallery and opening windows although
these changes didn't alter the military character of the construction.
The Castle Today
Today, Sotomayor Castle is a public building, open for
visitors paying a small fee and it has become a popular venue for local weddings.
Sotomayor Castle Map&Location
Directions: PO-2908, Soutomaior, Galicia, Spain
Approximate Geographic Coordinates: 42.330009,-8.568601
Sotomayor Castle (Castillo de Sotomayor) in a larger map
Sotomayor Castle Photos
Sotomayor Castle and garden
Sotomayor Castle tower
Sotomayor Castle park
Sotomayor Castle gardens
Sotomayor Castle garden