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Castello del Goceano

Where Via Castello, Burgos (Sassari)
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Also called Castle of Burgos, the Castle of Goceano was named after a region in mid- north Sardinia. It rises on a granite hill dominating the town of Burgos, 647m above sea level. In the fourteenth century it was considered one of the best defended Sardinian castles. Built in 1334 by Gonario I, judge of Torres, it was under the rule of Genova, then the Doria family and finally, in the mid- fourteenth century, under the judges of Arborea. Adelasia, last judge of Torres, was locked up and died inside this castle. The fortified structure, irregular in plan, is articulated in a wall circuit built of stones and bricks with several loop- holes, a room dug into the rock and the main tower. The lower part of the wall was made higher during the 15th century under the rule of the Aragonese. The square main tower consists of two levels built of rough calcareous blocks, supported by red vulcanite blocks. Several rooms faced an inner courtyard, where is the entrance to an underground room, perhaps a tank. North of the main tower, other rooms were maybe destined to troops and the servants of the castle.


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