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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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  • Magnificent Castle of the SXIV in perfect state of conservation. The outside, walls, towers, etc. are original. Throughout its interior architecture is new and is integrated naturally with the rest of the fortress. I know nothing about the architect who made the project go from here my sincere congratulations and admiration. In the Patio de Armas of the castle is Center of interpretation tourism of the province of Guadalajara, which occupies four floors of interesting content. I suggest visit several rooms dedicated to Mr.Camilo Jose Cela, prize Nobel of literature and favorite son of Guadalajara.
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  • Castle has no internal travel, outside in very good condition. Good exhibitions correct information.
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  • I did not pay for entering a 'tourist office' but the truth is that I liked it enough how is mounted
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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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