Molina de Aragón Travel Guide

  • Molina de Aragón, río Gallo.
    Molina de Aragón, río Gallo.
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  • Molina de Aragón, río Gallo.
    Molina de Aragón, río Gallo.
    by AsturArcadia
  • Molina de Aragón.
    Molina de Aragón.
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Molina de Aragón Things to Do

  • Cock river

    The river Gallo flows across the town of Molina. In the background you can see the tower of the convent of San Francis, topped by a wind statue (Giraldillo) in the same fashion than the Giralda tower in Seville. In the second picture, you can see the three arched Romanesque bridge over the Cock river, one of the most scenic corners in town.

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  • Convent of San Francisco

    Situated at the entrance of the town. The octogonal tower over the abse of the church is one of its most outstanding features.

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  • The Aragon tower

    It stands on top of the fortress hill, apart from the rest of the castle but connected to it. It is a real castle in intself.

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  • The Castle

    The Castle of Molina is the biggest in the province of Guadalajara. Its origins can be traced to a pre-Roman castrum that was centuries later rebuilt by the Arabs. In its days of glory, the castle had eight towers, of which only four stand today, although in relatively good condition. They are named: Lady White, of Knights, of Arms and of Watchers....

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  • Plaza Mayor

    The Main Square is lined with old buildings that have preserved the basements where the old merchants established their business.

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  • almost one church for every inhabitant.

    Well, that is obviously an exageration, but it is true that there are many churches in Molina, given the small size of its population.That says of its past importance or of the piety of people from Molina.Whatever the reason is, the fact is that it is a pleasure for the lovers of religious art to wander the old streets and explore their many...

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Molina de Aragón Transportation

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    by DanielF Updated Oct 23, 2002

    It is possible to reach Molina by public transportation, since it is the only "urban" settlement in a large area, but it is not a transportation hub in Spain, so I am afraid your choices will be limited to the bus companies offering services to the contiguous province capitals.

    For this reason, the best option is to have a private transportation mean which will also allow you to explore the beautiful Señorío de Molina.

    If you have the time and you are fit, cycling and hiking are also good options to reach some more remote areas in the natural parks.

    Of course, the car will be useless in the narrow streets of Molina, where distances are irrelevant. The highest effort will be required to climb the hill where the old Arab fortress stands. In the picture you can see the tower bell of the San Felipe church and the towers of the fortress in the background.

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Molina de Aragón Local Customs

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    by DanielF Updated Aug 1, 2006

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    Molina reached a particular significance during the Muslim occupation, when it even was the capital of a small Taifa kingdom.

    The town was rescued from the Islamic oppresion by the Kings of Aragon in the XII century and that is the reason why it bears such a family name (de Aragón). In the XIII century, Molina became Castillian but has preserved its name to our days.

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Molina de Aragón Off The Beaten Path

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    by DanielF Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Just a few kilometers away from Molina the river Gallo forms an incredibly beautiful canyon.

    There is a very pleasant excursion to the shrine Virgen de la Hoz.

    You can see more pictures in the travelogue.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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Molina de Aragón Favorites

  • Aristocratic manors

    A number of small rural palaces can still be admired in Molina that belonged to the aristocratic families that ruled these lands. Of these, the Lara family is the most outstanding.

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  • Enigmatic tresholds.

    There is also a part of the city known as la "Morería", because it was here that the moors used to live.Both communities, jews and muslims, were forced to leave the country by the religious fundamentalism of the Spanish monarchs.

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  • Quaint buildings

    This area is known as the "judería", since it was the part of the city where all the jews used to live.

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