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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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  • It is a castle is well preserved and rehabilitated Templar. It houses the Centre of tourist interpretation of the province of Guadalajara. Highly recommended (especially with children) as a starting point for any visit to the province.
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  • A castle of the Knights Templar, remodeled, not restored, out waiting goes and find a castle with its Tower halls of weapons and their passages narrow stone, with all its history. And what you find is a construction of the century X X, comfortable open plan well-structured, with modern materials and an exhibition of the journey to the Alcarria of Nobel Camilo Jose Cela, interesting and scarce for all of a Nobel Prize. I believe that in my humble opinion, once inside is there, the entrance is €2.
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  • We come strolling through the village to see his Castle and which was our surprise that could be visited. But that was not all the visit was incredible. There is a fully interactive "Museum" which tells travelers what the province of Guadalajara offers. They are three plants of different information on a province that is not too well known and is not too exploited in any way. And esto adds that there is a space in which it tells us how he had crossed the lands of the Alcarria Camilo José Cela's first trip. A space very well suited and highly recommended to learn more about our cultural wealth.
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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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