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Belchite, Zaragoza

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Visit the abandoned village that was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Spanish Civil War. Belchite looks much the same as it did on September 7th, 1937, when the two-week battle ended. It serves as a poignant reminder of the destruction wrought by the conflict. The village can only be explored via a guided tour. Listen to your guide explain more about the civil war and this particular battle. Take in the ruined homes, church, and clock tower. Don't stray too far from your guide, as there is a risk of falling masonry. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Zaragoza holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Belchite and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Because what you will see nothing has to do with the battle of Belchite, during the civil war. What going to see not is more than the result of years of neglect. When the war ended the town was abandoned and its ruins are wanted to present by the dictatorship of Franco as an example of the barbarism of the red, but the truth is that the village was partly "cannibalized" by its own inhabitants that took some elements to the new people and, worse, did not perform any work of consolidation of the ruins so the people continued falling and will continue to fall : what you see is not a consequence of the war, is a result of the carelessness, nothing more.
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  • I only can repeat what already said. Place and road's are very dusty so keep it in mind. I seen it from outside the fence but gives clear view and indications of what did happen there. Worth to check ...  read more »
  • Between our trip to Zaragoza made a stop to see Belchite and know its history. Because your ancestors were national or Republican, it is worth knowing the history of Belchite. There are guided visits 3 times a day every day, so you should go to the tourist office located in Belchite (new). The guide is a local whose parents were born in Belchite (old) and also today still live. By what the grace of the history also resides in all those anecdotes that has. Visit lacks only to give you a bit of freedom to be 30 minutes you just seeing things, because typical photos that all want and do not want to come out to people that we are not. The only remains are visible through visits, why is save something today, but sure that els human being already had shattered all that remains. You can go with children, but care x where is put, there are buildings that not are in good conditions.
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