There are also apartments, a swimming pool, a school and barracks
Salto de Castro is looking for a buyer
It has been abandoned for decades and offers emigrants the maximum potential for self-realization. Yet the Spanish village of Salto de Castro just can’t find anyone who wants it. Not even at a bargain price.
It is available for 260,000 francs: the Spanish village of Salto de Castro.
Ulrich Rotzingereconomic chief
The owner only wants 260,000 francs for Salto de Castro. It is not a family house, but a complete village. With a dream location and lots of nature, in the Spanish province of Zamora – about three hours by car from Madrid.
“The owner dreamed of building a hotel here, but the project was put on hold,” Romuald Rodríguez of Royal Invest, which is organizing the sale for the owner, told the BBC. The sale of a property or village is advertised on the Idealista website. The owner writes: “I’m selling because I’m a city person and I can’t take care of the maintenance of the village.” According to various media, he is apparently over 80 years old.
Rich in real estate but lacking in residents
According to the BBC, the seller has already collected over 300 people who have expressed an interest in buying. Among others from Russia, France and Belgium. Whoever wins the contract will become the master or master of 44 apartments, a hotel, a school, a church, a swimming pool belonging to the village and also a barracks building.
Haken: The village has had no inhabitants for decades. They left the site after the completion of the nearby reservoir. According to reports, Salto de Castro has been vacant since the 1980s. A ghost village so to speak.
One franc houses in Switzerland
There are no abandoned villages for sale in Switzerland yet. Nevertheless, individual mountain communities in this country are fighting against the migration of young people to cities.
A few years ago, the Ticino municipality of Gambarogno made headlines with rustici for the symbolic price of 1 franc. Sold to date: not a single building, as Blick reported in the summer. The reason: too many unanswered questions, paperwork and long wait times.
Also in Indemini TI, where the road to Monti di Sciaga begins, there are many houses for sale. The association “Friends of Indemini” wants to revitalize the village in the hinterland of Gambarogno with various events.