12 September 2017

Loarre Castle and the Mallos de Riglos

The  conclusion to our two weeks away in the Pyrenees has been a visit to this spectacular castle and the nearby rock formations known as the Mallos.
The sheer walls of the Mallos are home to Vultures, Golden Eagles and Chuff.  Several climbers are also seen from here where the Aragon climbing school is based, and their calls of encouragement to one another, rival  the shrill calls of the circling vultures.

Loarre Castle is a Romanesque style fortress begun in the 11th century. The building is of great historical and architectural interest, and has had, incorporated within its walls, a church, a monastery and military keep; extended outer walls served to protect the people of Loarre in times of seige.

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