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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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  • This remarkable place, which I'm in love, consists of a walled fortress, with nine semicircular towers, with the always included in his defense, and Albarran Browning are also the Church of San Pedro de Loarre, with Eighty-two capitals of a Romanesque art little seen, since they are made in styles Lombard and Occitan, giving him a unique style in the world, the Church of Santa María de Loarre and of course, the normal crypt in these places so wonderful. History tells us that this place was born in times of the Roman Empire called Calagurris Fibulaerense and towards the 11th century, King Sancho III of Navarre will give order to build a defensive Castle to face the Saracen Castle of Bolea. In the year 1071 expanded the fortification from which we have the current Loarre, and where we can see the Romanesque building sits on a promontory of rock calcaría used basis. Visit it ;) is a wonderful place
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  • Super Romanesque castle built on rocks, which are blends, will arrive to the by a good road, which features a picnic area and playground halfway and wide area of parkin in the back of the Castle. store Cafe best price and good memories. Super Castle, trace irregular, ideal for children to enjoy, with great views, a pity that you can not upload to the part more high of the torre del homenaje. It is worth to make the trip up to the Hermitage of santa María de la Peña.
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  • Impressive for its scale, by its Romanesque Lombard, by pot of Huesca just vision... Great to make a day trip up to the Hermitage of Santa María de la Peña.
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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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