It is well documented that building the fortress was requested by a dignitary of Burgos and was started in the middle of the 14th century. Initially a Gothic defence tower was built and later on, in the 16th century, a fortified area was built on three of its sides. Currently the walls remains and it is possible to observe their Renaissance flair. The north side includes two empty hubs in the corners protecting the entrance. Through a semi-circular arch, access is provided to an inner patio that leads to the magnificent squared section tower. The tower has four floors and it is crowned by a triple row of corbels opening to a projection with crenellations. It is worth highlighting some of the windows made on the 2-metre thick walls, with semi-circular arches. On the inside part of those windows, the typical seats were carved on the wall.
The castle stands over a hill overlooking a small hamlet and the large valley that surrounds it, so it looks really imposing due to both its dimensions and height, and the quality of the materials used for its construction. In medieval times this region was a place for nobles and fortresses because of its strategic location, just 20km from Burgos and in the roads connecting Madrid and Valladolid.
The constructions has 731m² and it is surrounded by an 18,900m² area of pastures. 100m from the building there is a unique cellar dug in the ground, very typical of the Ribera del Duero region. Although through history the castle has been renovated a few times, currently it is in need of renovation again.