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Loarre Castle (Huesca)
This fairy-tale like castle is the most ancient and best preserved religious and military complex of Spain. Construction started in the 11th century; its expansion continued for the following two centuries. Each of its sections is an architectural treasure trove: on the main floor we find the church of San Pedro with an annex crypt containing arches and columns decorated according to Spanish Romanesque style. On the upper floor we find two impressive towers, the “tower of Homenaje” (literally “tower of the tribute”) and the “tower of the Queen,” with a private chapel dedicated to St. Mary of Valverde. If you get a “déjà vu” feeling while looking at this picture is because this majestic castle was featured in blockbuster movies such as The Name of the Rose (1986) and The Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

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