Spain Destinations: Castle Of Loarre, An Impressive Fortress


Loarre Castle is the oldest Romanesque castle and the best preserved in Europe. Built in the XI century in the southern foothills of the Pyrenees in Huesca, the castle dominates the landscape from a cliff at 1070 m. above sea level. The walled enclosure at the castle’s feet, with its 10 semicircular towers, was built in the XIII century. 

Visit The Castle Of Loarre

The Castle of Loarre offers a guided tour service for groups of up to a maximum of 30 people, which lasts for approximately an hour. In addition, visitors are offered audio guides in English and French at the Visitors Centre. The entrance fee also offers a visit to the Church of San Esteban. Opening daily times are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except Mondays, that is closed. General entrance fees are 6.00 €-8.00 € with a guided tour and they offer reduced fees for students, children and senior citizens. There are lots of steps, gravel paths and low walls so you must be cautious. They also offer an array of activities like Treasure Map, Assault on the Castle, and Medieval Tournaments.

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