Torre Monreal

Tudela, Spain

The Torre Monreal is a tower, traditionally considered of Arab origin, located on a hill to the southwest of the city of Tudela.

It probably dates from when Amrùs walled Tudela in the year 802. However, there is no documents before the thirteenth century. In 1343 the ramparts and battlements of the tower were repaired, as they were demolished in the severe storms and floods that occurred in previous years. After the Castilian conquest of the Kingdom of Navarre at the beginning of the 16th century and the dismantling of the walls and defenses of Tudela (especially from 1521), the Torre Monreal lost its defensive character, being enabled for other purposes.

The Torre Monreal has been subsequently rebuilt on various occasions. It served as a fortress for the French after the invasion of Spain and Navarre, and was demolished by Espoz and Mina in 1813 , at the end of the War of Independence. It was rebuilt in 1883 , for the defense of the city during the Carlist Wars. The current octagonal brick construction is, therefore, from the Carlist period.

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Ramón Cano (12 months ago)
A simple tower in the middle of nowhere and with some druggist in full action
Roy Manohar Kulkarni (3 years ago)
Beautiful city. Nice and quiet environment. The main square has some nice craft beers and food.
Jose Manuel Arlegui (3 years ago)
Ok
Cheyen Escudero Jimenez (3 years ago)
Gucci
Aaron M (3 years ago)
This was easily a top highlight of my trip. The camera obscura was quite impressive and our guide Enrique was great fun and very knowledgeable. For a rare and unique experience at only 2 Euro for the tour its something anyone should do should they find themselves in the wonderful city of Tudela
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