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Castillo de Loarre, Aragon

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Described by UNESCO as "undoubtably the best castle in all of Aragon," Castillo de Loarre held a strategic position on the frontier between Christian and Muslim lands. Built largely during the 11th and 12th centuries, the castle is very well-preserved, and underwent major restorations in the 20th century. Explore its large walls, numerous towers, and enclosed Church of San Pedro. Of its three towers, the "Tower of the Queen" is particularly noteworthy for its set of twin-arched windows, which have been attributed to Lombard and Mozarabic architectural forms. Film buffs might recognize the castle from its appearance in the 2005 epic "Kingdom of Heaven." With our international travel planner, Ayerbe attractions like Castillo de Loarre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Loarre Castle is the best preserved Romanesque castle in Europe. From the front door, there are beautiful views of the wall and the Hoya de Huesca. Architecturally very rich decorations in the capitals, with walls up to two meters thick in some rooms. We were ten years ago and we wanted to repeat how much we liked... that Yes, it is one of the places where I've been colder, and I see that it has not changed, especially if it is windy. The visit with audioguide is perfect to go at your pace, should warm up to the eyebrows but worth.
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  • Very knowledgeable in the sale of tickets and very useful to take the audioguide. The castle is well preserved and restored, with appropriate explanations in the indicated audio guide. Camera and comfortable shoes, indispensable; without being guided visit is approx. 1 hour and a half. If it becomes guided, I know nothing about the duration of the visit.
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  • Very reasonably priced entry and plenty to see once in. Tells the history of Spain at a level most tourists do not see. Well worth a visit, but watch out there are a lot of steps and hills to walk up ...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle in the middle of nowhere, up in the mountains with great views. You can climb up and get great views from the tower. Well preserved and the ticket includes entry to a small church in the local village. Recommended. Especially if you love old castles
  • Very interesting place, castle is well maintained and the view are spectacular. Check the hours before you head there they have very strange opening hours.
  • Impressive Castle in the middle of the Pre-Pyrinees. The entrance ticket costs 4'5€ without guide or audio-guide. The Castle itself is very nice and quite renovated. The views from it are amazing. The Castle has been taken as movie Castle many times even by Hollywood movies. It's worth driving there and spend 1-2 hours and imagine how was the middle age life. I always take my foreign friends there and get delighted with it. Undoubtedly it's a must see monument of Spain.
  • Excellent guide and even though it was our third time this year we still enjoyed it.
  • one of the best preserved castles in Europe from the reconquest of Spain. Very reasonable admission fee. Very interesting guided tours available in English

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