Salto de Castro: the city you can buy at the price of a two-bedroom apartment

44 houses, a bar, a church, a school and a hostel make up the small village of Salto de Castro now for sale for the price of a house.

Author: Clara Salzano

Castro Leap

For those looking to change their lives, you can choose to move from the city to the countryside, to a mountain retreat or buy an entire city for yourself. This is the ad for Salto de Castro, a village of 44 houses in northwest Spain, on the border with Portugal, which is for sale at the price of a two-room apartment in Milan.

The Castro dam
The Castro dam

It has been Salto de Castro for over 30 years and is now on sale for 260,000 euros. The small town made up of 44 houses, a bar, a church, a school, a municipal swimming pool and an old barracks, is located a three-hour drive from Madrid, in the province of Zamora, Spain. The village was built in the 1970s as a settlement for the workers of the Iberduero electricity production company that would build the Castro dam. Workers and their families left the area in the 1980s for other work needs.

The village of Salto de Castro and the dam
The village of Salto de Castro and the dam

Salto de Castro has everything a small town needs. It is currently owned by a single entrepreneur who bought the city in the early 2000s to turn it into a tourist resort. Due to the 2008 crisis, the current owner was unable to implement his project to make Salto de Castro a sort of Salto de Saucelle, near Salamanca, which has a similar history and is today a tourist complex of rural houses, hotels and restaurants. Of success.

the abandoned country
the abandoned country

Royal Invest is the company that represents the owner, who is 80 years old, and who placed the sale ad on Idealista’s website to attract new buyers who may have more time and opportunity to make their dreams come true. According to reports from Royal Invest, more than 300 purchase proposals have already been made from various parts of the world and there is also a potential buyer who has already deposited a deposit. Salto de Castro was initially put up for sale for €6.5 million but, with no buyers and many buildings vandalized, the price plummeted to €260,000 which is now the price of a one-bedroom apartment in Madrid, Barcelona or major cities. Italians.

Source: Fan Page IT

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