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Castillo de Loarre, Aragon

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Castle Tourist Spot
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." Make Castillo de Loarre a part of your Yeste vacation plans using our Yeste vacation route planner.
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  • I took my 7&8 year old girls. It wasn't crowded. I highly recommend the audio guide. It's informative and engaging. The views from the castle are breathtaking and much of the castle is still in tact. ...  more »
  • If you love castles, you got to see this one. It is very picturesque sitting on top of the rock against the skyline. Great to walk all about inside and out, especially with the audioguide.  more »
  • The castle itself is very well preserved, with the three historic eras clearly defined. It has incredible views and a wonderful story. Definitely worth a visit. Our guide Gabriel was unbelievably help...  more »
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  • Amazing location, and excellently conserved castle, one of the best in Europe, well worth exploring every nook and cranny.
  • UNESCO castle really well conserved because of its location. Offered tour is really worthy to do. I think it is done only once per day. The local guide (a girl) explain the history with anecdotes. It is about 1,5h tour which cover the whole history.
  • Beautiful castle located atop a promontory overlooking the valley...is nice and the drive to it is very picturesque..the castle is very well preserved, our guide was fantastic and as a bonus we were followed by the local cat..nice restaurant at the visitor's center with a lively menu and attentive staff
  • The views to Hoya de Huesca are spectacular! The castle is authentic Middle Age castle of XI century, very well conserved. The very romantic place!
  • Amazing place, great view of the valley and an incredibly beautiful romanic church. The castle is fantastic

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