CASTILLA Y LEON – Yanguas, a picturesque village nestled in the Tierras Altas of Soria, northern Spain, has long been recognised as one of Spain’s most beautiful villages by the renowned association “Los Pueblos Más Bonitos de España” (The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain).
Its historical significance dates back to pre-roman times, rising to prominence during the Roman wars against Numancia. In 1993 it was declared a Historical-Artistic Site. The town has managed to preserve much of its historical charm and structure, providing a glimpse into Spain’s past.
Much of Yanguas’ storied past remains intact, as evidenced by landmarks like the Castillo de Yanguas and the Palacio de Cerceda de Yanguas. The latter, a grand palace, has been put up for sale on Idealista for a price tag of €125,000.
The Palacio de Cerceda de Yanguas is not just any structure. This stately home once belonged to the Cerceda family and is adorned with an 18th-century heraldic shield. The palace has served various purposes over the centuries, from a convent house to a Civil Guard barracks.
Plans for a building with 16 apartments
Spread over three floors, the property boasts a sprawling 1,300 m2 of built-up area and sits on a 700 m2 plot. Yanguas’ mayor, José Rico, is among the current owners of the property. It has been on the market for nearly eight years, he disclosed to the El Heraldo de Soria newspaper. The asking price has been slashed by 22% from its initial €160,000 in hopes of attracting a buyer who sees the potential in this architectural gem. Rico revealed plans are in place to convert the palace into a building with 16 one and two-bedroom apartments.
However, for now, the palace stands vacant. A silent witness to its glorious past, waiting for a visionary buyer to restore it to its former grandeur.