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Monuments
THIS PROJECT PROVIDES AN UPDATED VISION OF THE MUDEJAR MONUMENTAL HERITAGE
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Pedagogy
SCHOOL MATERIALS TO WORK ON CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE
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Mudetrad project
A PROJECT THAT VALUES THE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF VILLARREAL DE HUERVA

Cultural wealth

Under the weight of a past marked by the presence of Celtiberian, Roman and Mozarabic settlements, Villarreal de Huerva’s historical and artistic pulse still beats in the ruins of its castle and church.

The ruins of one of the towers are all that remains of the ancient medieval fortress. Dating from the 14th century, it was made of stone ashlars and was part of the fortified compound on which the Baroque church of San Miguel stands. Although the church was not built until 1686, one element of the former structure remains: the spectacular 15th century Mudejar tower.

This is the only part of the ancient temple that has been preserved, and it has a square floor plan and sturdy shape with two overlapping rooms. The exterior is austere, with a strip of angled brick and a frieze of diamond shapes interrupted by the belfry.

The tower entrance is through the choir inside the church, and its layout is more characteristic of a Christian tower than a Muslim one.
Under the weight of a past marked by the presence of Celtiberian, Roman and Mozarabic settlements, Villarreal de Huerva’s historical and artistic pulse still beats in the ruins of its castle and church.
The ruins of one of the towers are all that remains of the ancient medieval fortress. Dating from the 14th century, it was made of stone ashlars and was part of the fortified compound on which the Baroque church of San Miguel stands. Although the church was not built until 1686, one element of the former structure remains: the spectacular 15th century Mudejar tower.

Es el único elemento conservado del antiguo templo, tiene una planta cuadrada y un cuerpo macizo con dos estancias superpuestas. Su exterior es sobrio con alguna banda de esquinillas y un friso de rombos interrumpido por las campanas.

A la torre se accede desde el coro, en

el interior de la iglesia y su distribución parece más la de una torre cristiana que de tipo islámico.

Enduring tradition

In contrast to the austerity of the church’s exterior, the interior is surprisingly ornate, with walls and vaults completely covered in splendid modern-era white sgraffito on a black ground which, in conjunction with the well-oriented natural light, highlights the Baroque altarpiece and medallions even more.

Just a few kilometers away is the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, a Neo-Classical temple built over a previous construction. Its brick Mudejar tower is the only evidence of the original church. With a slightly rectangular floor plan, most of the decorative elements are found on the belfry.

Another important structure in Villarreal de Huerva is the Venta del Peirón, a typical roadside inn of the kind that was once common along the roads of Spain, offering everything from medical services to stables. The town also exhibits evidence of the importance of water throughout its history, for powering mills and providing irrigation, and this legacy can be seen in the Venta bridge and the Roman bridge.
In contrast to the austerity of the church’s exterior, the interior is surprisingly ornate, with walls and vaults completely covered in splendid modern-era white sgraffito on a black ground which, in conjunction with the well-oriented natural light, highlights the Baroque altarpiece and medallions even more.
Just a few kilometers away is the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, a Neo-Classical temple built over a previous construction. Its brick Mudejar tower is the only evidence of the original church. With a slightly rectangular floor plan, most of the decorative elements are found on the belfry.

Another important structure in Villarreal de Huerva is the Venta del Peirón, a typical roadside inn of the kind that was once common along the roads of Spain, offering everything from medical services to stables. The town also exhibits evidence of the importance of water throughout its history, for powering mills and providing irrigation, and this legacy can be seen in the Venta bridge and the Roman bridge.

Information

Town Hall: 976 807 041
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Would you like to know more?
Turismo provincia de Zaragoza
www.turismodezaragoza.es
Turismo Comarca de Daroca
turismo.comarcadedaroca.com
Centro de Estudios Darocenses
ifc.dpz.es
Centro de Estudios del Jiloca
www.xiloca.org

Mudejar Territory Network

The city council has been a number partner in the Mudéjar Territory since December 2019.

Mudejar Territory Projects in Villarreal de Huerva

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