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Life in Culebrón is a very British view of life in a small village in Alicante province, my experience of Spain, of Spaniards and sometimes of the other Britons who live nearby. The tabs beneath the header photo link to other blogs written whilst I was living in other parts of Spain, to my articles written for the now defunct TIM magazine and to my most recent photo albums.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Castillo de Loarre

Spain had a bit of a problem with the Muslims back in the 8th Century ( Or the first Century in the Islamic Calendar). These Moors were stopped from sweeping through Europe by Charles Martel at the Battle of Tours in 732 and from then on the Spanish slowly pushed them back until the last city in Muslim hands, Granada, was recaptured in 1492 (When Cloumbus sailed acrosss the Ocean Blue).

We popped into have a look at Loarre Castle where the, one time, King of Aragon, Sancho used it as a base to harry the Moors. It was quite an impressive little spot.

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