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Castillo de Torrelobatón, Valladolid, Spain


The Castillo de Torrelobatón (Torrelobatón Castle) is situated in the province of Valladolid in Castile, Spain. Built as an expression of the strength of the influential Enríquez family, whose capital was at Medina de Rioseco, the castle is one of the most important and best-preserved fortresses in Valladolid. The castle was begun in 1406 and is situated on the outskirts of the village on almost the same level, as is the case with many 15th-century seigneurial Castilian fortresses. It has a square ground-plan, with circular turrets at three of the corners and the keep set into the fourth, protecting the gate. The castle was surrounded by an enceinte, of which there are some remains, and a ditch, now mostly filled in.
The approach on Demonstration case is to assess the quality of the building: historical and artistic relevance; appropriate size; good state of conservation; current use; touristic activity.

Main objectives:

  • 3D photo-based scanning of the outdoor enclosure, and modelling through the data obtained;
  • 3D scanning and locating of relevant inner rooms by means of a mobile robot with outer overlap for further alignment;
  • 3D laser scanning of areas of great historical value (including the obtaining of the reflectivity index) and taking high resolution photos to test the tool for overlapping image textures. Infrared thermography will be additionally taken in the same areas to obtain a thermographic 3D model.​


Prof. Roberto di Giulio
University of Ferrara, Italy
T his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 665220.