Cerco de Artajona

Artajona, Spain

The walls of Artajona is 11th century fortified walled complex. It originally had fourteen crenellated towers, of which nine remain. The complex has also fortified church of San Saturnino, which was part of the complex’s defense system together with robust walls, buttresses, the watchtower, the parapet walk and dungeon. The church was Gothic edifice from the 13th century.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Jordi Corbella (2 years ago)
Fantastic
Ross H (2 years ago)
Very impressive
Carmenza Liliana López Patiño (2 years ago)
So beautiful place, fulled of history
Tensen Varghese (6 years ago)
Reconstructed church in fortified walls dates back to 11th century Guided tour in Spanish available, well explained the rain water harvesting design on the church roof top,
Régimbeau Marc (7 years ago)
A must see in the region ! A unique and wonderful church with a beautiful and technical roof that enabled the gathering of water. Also beautiful sight from the roof. Very good french and English guide.
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