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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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  • Is more impressive the continent that the content. Striking reconstruction made from the ancient ruins.
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  • Today we will visit the castle of Torija family. Outside we find a castle, however, on the inside it is the Centre of tourism of Guadalajara interpretation and a museum dedicated to Camilo José Cela. It's a place where to tour the province over three floors in a very economic way (€2 / Pax with discounts for young people, groups, unemployed...). In addition, the two girls who had showed us his help at all times.
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  • It is located in the Plaza de La Villa, the town's main square. Castle is located in magnificent condition, that if restored. It has a rich history, as all Spanish, which will surely know many. Inside it houses the Centre of tourist interpretation of the province of Guadalajara. The very modern interior contrasts and has nothing to do with the exterior, of medieval origin. Also exists since the year 1995 an exhibition dedicated to the book of Cela "journey to the Alcarria". Never be had produced this made in the world, dedicate a museum to an only book.
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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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