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Castillo de Torija, Torija
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The Castle of Torija is a castle located in Torija, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931. First built by the Knights Templar in the 11th century, today it serves as the headquarters of the Centro de Interpretación Turística de la Provincia de Guadalajara, the regional tourism authority.HistoryThe castle was built by the Knights Templar in the 11th century, becoming an important fortress in successive medieval wars. In 1445, it was taken by the Navarran captain Juan de Puelles and was subsequently owned by Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza (1428–1495). In the 19th century, it was occupied by the French under General Hugo, the father of Victor Hugo, until it was taken and destroyed by El Empecinado. Its restoration was completed in 1962.DescriptionFor a military fortress, it exhibits a particularly impressive level of architecture. Constructed of Alcarria limestone, the rectangular structure has three round towers and a cylindrical keep. A well stands at the centre of its courtyard. Its high walls are not very thick indicating that it was completed before artillery came into common use. The main tower which is built apart from the remainder of the structure was the last bastion of resistance. Today the castle houses the Centro de Interpretación Turística de la Provincia de Guadalajara. A museum is being developed on the premises.
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  • Castle located in the heart of Torija, since all the people dominates. Superbly preserved.
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  • A restored Castle, with a sensational front (seems like the mould of one of those buckets of beach) and a reconstructed interior, which contains a small Museum of tourism in Guadalajara. No end to understand the reason that charge you the entrance... since it should be financed by Castile. More by the fact that by the two turkeys.
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  • Remains the outdoor enclosure of the Castle and the two towers, while inside the keep the Museum from the journey to the Alcarria of Camilo José Cela. The interior is a modern acobdicionado as interpretation center of the province. It is a great place to start a tour of the surrounding area. Not to lose the Templar of the tower and try to find the face on one of the walls.
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  • Very nice and were restored with taste. The bad thing is that inside is the provincial Council and the restoration leaves much to be desired. You can visit from Thursday to Sunday and has to be paid (cheap) input.
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  • A great and amazing site. Totally recommended to visit and take a few turns in the surrounding area.
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  • Well preserved the exterior
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  • Lovely place. In order to visit and to eat the salt shaker. Spectacular.
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  • A nice site.
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