Molina de Aragon Castle

Molina de Aragon Castle

Stanisław L.
A fortification has been standing on this site since celtiberian times due to its strategic position above fertile ground and next to the river Gallo. The castle was built in the 10th and 11th centuries by the Moors although it was smaller and less strong then. The town of Molina de Aragon became the capital of the area. In 1129, during the Reconquest of the area, the castle was taken by King Alfonso I; the Fighter. This was followed by a territorial dispute between the kingdoms Aragon and Castile over this strategic castle, which by then was situated in a cold and almost completely depopulated highland. This dispute was won by Castile.During the 12th and 13th centuries the castle and the town enjoyed a relative independence and were known as Molina de los Caballeros. They were progressively strengthened with walls and towers until they got their present appearance. In the 14th century, following a revolt of the molinese people for wanting to maintain their independence, the castle and town were for six years property of the kingdom of Aragon. It returned into Castilian possession in 1375 and and received its present name from that period. #Bubus #castle #Guadalajara_castillo #Moors #Spain #tower #zamek
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