Friday, July 02, 2010

The Castle of Loarre - History and cinema

Only 30 minutes from the city of Huesca in Aragon, and less than 2 hours from the heart of Somontano wine country, the Castle of Loarre stands as a monument to the region, the people and the heritage of the region of Aragon. The Castle-Abbey complex is one of the best-preserved Romanesque fortresses in all of Europe, and the best in all of Aragon.

The castle's exact origins are unclear, but at the very least in the early XI century there are references to it. Roman coins and Iberian remains have also been found within the castle grounds. The site is made up of a Romanic monastery and the Pre-Romanic castle itself. The castle's impressive setting and excellent preservation has made it ideal for time pieces, and has been used in films such as Kingdom of Heaven.

For more information on how to include a visit to the Castle of Loarre on your next trip to Spain, please contact The Spanish Touch.

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