Calatayud, Zaragoza

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The second-largest town in Aragón, Calatayud is also known as "the very noble, loyal, always august, and most faithful City of Calatayud." A 15th-century bell tower rises from the city's main plaza as part of the collegiate church of Santa Maria. The church was built on the site of a mosque. Even though the remains of this mosque are hidden deep under the earth, you can still tour Moorish history above ground in the Moorish fortress, one of the oldest and largest on the Iberian peninsula. Put Calatayud and other Zaragoza attractions into our Zaragoza trip planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful place near Zaragoza that we pretty much stumbled upon. There is a magnificent castle on the hill, Moorish/Arabic in origin as far as I recall but I'm not sure. That's what we saw from the mo...  more »
  • Certain comments, people who describe Calatayud as a zone bombed, demolished, and with danger amaze me for visitors. Is true that the city deserves a good architectural-historic preservation. Who wants to visit Calatayud and found in Venice, that won't bother, better than a long pass, and go directly to the Monasterio de Piedra. The city, is another thing, is the historical of the decadent Calatayud, crossroads of cultures, from the Roman, Arabic, Jewish and Christian. Calatayud is different and will not let you indifferent. Not for this reason, no say, that the city should be very improved, restored and glorified. But how much dinero costs, would be huge the number of millions that would have to be invested for your restoration. The convents, palaces that House abandoned an important historical value, but who invests in this?. Why those comments so fast and lacking a vision just bothers me. In short, if you like the history don't visit it.
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  • We visit the old town of Calatayud, the Roman town of Bilbilis (that is completely abandoned, you can take any rest and nobody will find out because authorities have ceased to exist on that site... a shame!). The city has several churches to do but we found almost all closed.
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