08 Jan Calatayud, capital of Mudéjar
Calatayud is a city rich in culture and history that is palpable in its architecture, in its religious and civil buildings, in its museums, as a whole fortified … It is the cradle of Mudéjar.
On the one hand we have different remains of castles within the town, which are linked by walls that go down to the ravines and go back up. One of them is the Castle of the Clock, in which we can only identify its elongated plant, with high and low enclosures, among its remains we distinguish chambers and staircases excavated in the plaster rock. The Tonto Clock is one of the identifying elements of the Zaragoza town of Calatayud, despite this name, it is not a clock. There is no machinery that measures time, has a bell but does not sound if someone touches it. There is also the Castillo de la Peña, of which only the plant remains and some chambers excavated in the rock and Doña Martina Castle, Mocha Tower, Castillo Mayor, and so on.
Calatayud stands out for its monumental and historical richness and with a very pleasant environment to walk and enjoy with the family. A city that has managed to find the balance between tradition and modernity, with a magnificent Old Town and new areas of expansion, with large green areas and the best sports services. There are many options to visit this beautiful city from an architectural, cultural or artistic point of view. The Old Town keeps interesting monuments, on the part of the civil architecture they emphasize the palaces of Aragonese style of the XVI and XVII centuries with gallery of archeries run, under eave of great flight.
Also it is necessary to emphasize and it is very interesting to visit, the Fortified Islamic Set. The construction of most of this urban defensive system is documented in the year 862 AD during the emirate of Muhammad I, which makes this the oldest preserved medieval period in the Peninsula.
Historic center Calatayud