Castillo de Torija, Torija

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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  • Impressive in the middle of the alcarria Templar Castle. Completely renovated on the inside. It is worth pay entrance and visit it on the inside. This right as a center of interpretation of the province of Guadalajara. It is worth the stop.
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  • The castle itself is a beauty seen from the outside. Restored walls give the appearance of raised since its inception. Beautiful, impressive. Inside it houses a modern building which now has Museum journey to the Alcarria. Also on other charms of Guadalajara. That Yes, the interior is completely modern.
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  • I've been twice in Torija, but not I have been able to visit him inside because it opens only on weekends. Looking through the door is that inside is totally remodeled and they have become the center of interpretation of the Alcarria.
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  • Very nice castle and surrounding streets also. Love it!
  • Super...nice people...good food and very very clean ...
  • Nice castle and square by it.
  • Nice castle!
  • " Torija, piedra viva"

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