Top Historic Sights in Aldealseñor, Spain

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Aldealseñor Palace

Aldealseñor medieval palace once belonged to the López de Salcedo family, due to the fact that on the façade you can see their coat of arms. It was built between the 14th and 16th centuries and it has a great tower that stands 26 metres tall. Due to the orientation of the tower, instead of being used as a defensive structure, it seems to have been just a decorative feature of the palace. The spectacular façade has two ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Aldealseñor, Spain

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Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle

Easter Aquhorthies stone circle, located near Inverurie, is one of the best-preserved examples of a recumbent stone circle, and one of the few that still have their full complement of stones. It consists of a ring of nine stones, eight of which are grey granite and one red jasper. Two more grey granite stones flank a recumbent of red granite flecked with crystals and lines of quartz. The circle is particularly notable for its builders' use of polychromy in the stones, with the reddish ones situated on the SSW side and the grey ones opposite.

The placename Aquhorthies derives from a Scottish Gaelic word meaning 'field of prayer', and may indicate a 'long continuity of sanctity' between the Stone or Bronze Age circle builders and their much later Gaelic successors millennia later. The circle's surroundings were landscaped in the late 19th century, and it sits within a small fenced and walled enclosure. A stone dyke, known as a roundel, was built around the circle some time between 1847 and 1866–7.