The castle of Monzón is unique in Spain in that it saw ten centuries of continuous military history.
The castle of Monzón was originally a Moorish strong-hold, becoming the seat of the main Templar commandry in the lands of the Crown of Aragón and the place where Aragonese King James I ‘the Conqueror’ was educated as a boy.
It contains a Moorish tower, a Romanesque-style chapel and chambers, underground galleries and artillery defenses, in addition to an interpretative center devoted to the Knights Templar.
Another landmark of Monzón is the Romanesque Co-Cathedral of Santa María, which shares with Barbastro the seat of Barbastro-Monzón Diocese.
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