Walking through the small, lonely mountaintop village of Trevejo, you'll often find yourself alone with the sheep and goats that roam among the ancient stone houses. Perched atop the mountain, the Templar castle of Trevejo surveys the Sierra de Gata along the Portuguese border. Built on the ruins of an Arabic fortress, this 15th-century castle was built by the Templar order of St. John of Jerusalem. The locals have long dug up the mythical treasure, but at least on clear days you can see little white dots that are actually villages in Portugal. After enjoying the fantastic views, climb down the mountain and enjoy the distinctive punchy wines that are produced and enjoyed in the region.
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