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Contactgegevens

Castillo, s/n
22400  Monzón, Huesca  (Aragon)
http://www.monzon.es/ciudad/castillo_templario.php
Tel.:974 417 791 / 974 417 774 (Oficina Turismo)

Lokalisatie

Autonome regio:
Aragon

Provincie/Eiland:
Huesca

Huesca

Reserveringen


Beschrijving

This Moorish castle was given to the Knights Templar after being conquered by the monarchs of Aragon at the end of the 11th century, and it became one of their most powerful lands.

The old Moorish fortress was handed over to the Knights Templar in 1143. Their soldier-monks turned it into a convent, with military Cistercian buildings. The future King of Aragon, James I "the Conqueror", received his primary education here.
It consists of a more modern walled enclosure (17th-18th centuries) surrounding the five 12th century Templar constructions. The Keep is an old Moorish tower (10th century) fitted out as the residence of the commander. The Romanesque chapel is situated next to it.
The chapter house-refectory is a rectangular building, 35x12 metres, wide and bare, with a cistern. The bedrooms are situated in a two-storey building with a cellar, and the Jaime I Tower, with a trapezoidal floor plan, two stories and terraces, was used as the prison for those lands.

Bouw:
Castle

Artistieke periode:
Romanesque

Praktische informatie

Openingstijden

Vanaf 20 jun tot 19 sep
Dinsdag
Van 15:00 tot 17:30


Van Woensdag tot Zondag
Van 10:00 tot 14:00
Van 15:00 tot 17:30


Feestdagen
Van 10:00 tot 14:00
Sluitingsdagen: Maandag

Prijzen

Algemeen: 3€
Met korting: 2€
(Retired persons, students and groups)

Kaart


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