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.more
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....more
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...more
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.
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.
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.