Frias castle origins date back to the 9th century, when Alfonso VIII repopulated the valley to reinforce the border between Castile and Navarre. The historic quarter preserves its medieval atmosphere, and urban layout.

On the tallest, most rugged end of a hill, the castle of the Duke of Frías stands, with its beautiful and well-kept mullioned windows, and 13th-century Romanesque capitals. In the city centre we must point out the church of San Vicente, whose Romanesque main front was taken to New York after the tower fell in 1904, and the convent of Santa María de Vadillo, founded at the beginning of the 13th century.

Near the town, crossing the Ebro river, we see a gorgeous medieval bridge, with a defence tower that dates from the 14th century.

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

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B Swift (9 months ago)
Awesome town, check out the waterfalls adjacent too
Bee Estes (11 months ago)
Amazing castle ruins in a beautiful area. This town is well worth the time to get there. I recommend you stay a night and enjoy the small town ambiance and beauty.
Enjoy life (11 months ago)
Beautiful medieval castle built on a big rock as the whole village
Fred H. (12 months ago)
Small spanish village where time has stopped centuries ago, totally worth a visit.
Denys Vynokurov (12 months ago)
Beautiful place
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