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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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  • On the outside, beautiful, for inside turned into an interpretation centre. Completely renovated, modernized. Retains nothing of the original. They are 3 floors, are crossed by ramps and already. Nothing special. Entrance to €2.
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  • The exteriors of the Castle are very well preserved, in the interior has been the center of interpretation of the Alcarria but located in a building too modern to contrast with the Castle, the entrance is €2.
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  • We failed to get the rush but outside looks superbly preserved, we will return it only to know it inside
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  • Very nice castle and surrounding streets also. Love it!
  • Nice castle and square by it.
  • Super...nice people...good food and very very clean ...
  • Nice castle!
  • " Torija, piedra viva"

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