Described by UNESCO as "undoubtably the best castle in all of Aragon," Castillo de Loarre held a strategic position on the frontier between Christian and Muslim lands. Built largely during the 11th and 12th centuries, the castle is very well-preserved, and underwent major restorations in the 20th century. Explore its large walls, numerous towers, and enclosed Church of San Pedro. Of its three towers, the "Tower of the Queen" is particularly noteworthy for its set of twin-arched windows, which have been attributed to Lombard and Mozarabic architectural forms. Film buffs might recognize the castle from its appearance in the 2005 epic "Kingdom of Heaven." Put Castillo de Loarre at the forefront of your travel plans using our Loarre road trip planning website.
Castillo de Loarre reviews
On a clear day in October, with nearly no traffic, I was stopped by Huesca Police for no apparent reason. After a long delay and their discovery that was was in a rental car that was to be returned..... more »
incredibly well preserved and well presented medieval castle. the view from the site is worth the detour. more »
We were really pleased that we drove out of our way to visit the castle as we headed to Canfranc from Barcelona. They had Covid-19 measures in place and everyone viewing the castle was wearing a mask. For a weekend it was not very crowded at all. It was pretty easy to take photos without other people in the shot. For a place 1000 years old, it is well-maintained and it is easy to imagine life in an earlier millennium.
🔘The Castle of Loarre🔘 ⚫It is one of the oldest castles in Spain ; located near the town of the town of Loarre , Huesca Province in the Aragon autonomous region of Spain. 🏰The castle was built largely during the 11th and 12th. ⚫Originally the internal plan included two towers and a chapel behind several curtain walls. ⚫Towards the end of the 11th century, an additional chapel was built in Romanesque style just outside the castle walls. ⚫The outermost walls of the castle and their eight towers were erected in the 13th or 14th century. ⚫The castle has been the subject of numerous restorations, a major one in 1913 and subsequent ones, particularly during the 1970s, have resulted in the rebuilding of many walls and towers that had fallen into disrepair. 🎥The location appears in the 2005 epic film Kingdom of Heaven.
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