Daroca

Daroca

Capital of the region, with a population representing a third of the territory, is one of the historic-artistic and monumental most important of Aragon.

Founded by the Moors in the eighth century and conquered in 1120 by Alfonso I the Battler.
His extraordinary situation in the basin Jiloca, configured as one of the major commercial and cultural references of the Kingdom of Aragon in the Middle Ages.
Town retains title since 1363 granted by King Pedro IV.

The safeguarding of its impressive walled, Daroca houses a cultural and artistic heritage of the first order which can be seen in the whole evolution of medieval art. Churches, palaces, streets and alleys, or the imposing gates, high and low towers of the wall are testimony to the splendid pasado city.

The tour around the streets enjoy the beauty of their Churches, Collegiate of Santa Maria and San Miguel. The solemnity of Aragon Mudejar primitive that we admire in the apse of San Juan and Santo Domingo tower and urban design that invites visitors to stroll its streets, buildings and monuments centuries-old facades.

Civil architecture has its greatest exponent in the mine shaft, hydraulic engineering project S. XVI intended to avoid the severe flooding which affected the city.

Daroca has a superb Gothic heritage.
The Palace of the Moon, The Door of Forgiveness, the apse of S. Miguel, sculptural groups as the Chapel of the Corporal, the Virgin Goda or Sponsorship chapel.

The Custody reliquary crosses the Body or procesionales, we can see at the Museum of the Basilica of St. Mary is an example of the importance of gold in the city.

The mural in the church of San Miguel and the large collection of retablos exposed both Museum of History and Arts and in the Basilica of Santa Maria form a pictorial ú , Nico Aragon.

One of the highlights of the tour is to Daroca the route of the wall, to the old castle, where we find remains of the original Muslim citadel and from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the urban

But mostly you can not miss the guided tour route monumental that proposes a journey through the streets of Daroca visiting its rich artistic heritage. A trip that will establish the fruitful historyria of the city, some of its legends and especially admire and know their monuments.

The visit of the tourist office and run for two hours, shows visitors the rich heritage of the city, visiting its monuments and explaining; Puerta Alta, Basilica of Santa Maria, Church San Juan, St. Michael's Church, Church of Santo Domingo, Baja door.

Do not miss either the night view of the city from the viewpoint of the Chapel of Nazareth.

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Torre mudéjar de la Iglesia de Santo Domingo
Interior de la Puerta Baja
Pintura gótica en el interior de la Iglesia de San Miguel
Detalle del retablo de la Iglesia de S. Miguel
Zona expositiva de la Puerta Alta.
Castillo de Daroca
Iglesia de San Miguel
Detalle del retablo de la Iglesia de S. Miguel.
Detalle de la portada de la Iglesia Colegial de Sta Maria.
Panorámica de Daroca
Torreón de la Espuela o Torre de Cariñena.
Castillo de Daroca
Interior de la Puerta Baja
Talla de la Virgen Goda (Ig. Colegial de Sta María)
Retablo de la Capilla de los Sagrados Corporales
Interior de la Puerta Baja.
Iglesia Colegial de Sta María.
Puerta Baja y Monumento al Ruejo.
Fuente de los 20 caños

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