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BROCHURE GR-262
 
MONTALBÁN - PEÑARROYAS
THE MUELA
CANTALOBOS
 
PEÑARROYAS - OBÓN
 
THE MARTÍN RIVER CANYONS. OBÓN-ALCAINE
 
ALCAINE-OLIETE
THE MEDIEVAL TOWER
 
IBERIAN
THE MORTERO RAVINE
 
THE ARCOS MOUNTAIN RANGE
THE STRAITS
SAINT JOSEPH'S PLATES'
VALDORIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from Alcaine
THE MEDIEVAL TOWER ROUTE
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RUTA  DE LAS TORRES MEDIEVALES Y CAÑADA DE MARCO Download pdf
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 Torres medievales

Accumulated increase:25 m
Cumulative decrease: 25 m

Max height: 662 m
Minimun height: 635 m

 

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During the constant upheaval of the Middle Ages, Alcaine was converted into a strong fortress with the construction of 11 towers. Although their construction is attributed to the Muslims - who were in that area around the sixteenth century - the towers ended up in the hands of the Christians during the Reconquest. The names of both the village, Alcaine, and some of the geographic features (e.g. the Benicozar hill) are also of Arabic origin.

Nowadays the towers are damaged and two of them have been converted into pigeon houses. The only remains of the Muslim fortress are parts of its towers and floor. Yet, the route clearly shows the key defense role of the buildings and offers spectacular views over the surrounding area. The path goes from the church square to the old washhouses. At the mid point of the route you will find an information board regarding the defensive fortress and the orography of the place. A short path splits off from the main trail, leading to the "cueva de los Esquiladores" (the cave of the shearers), used to store goods during wartime and for stockbreeding activities
 
 
 

Any marked path in the Park will allow visitors to access places of great ecological and environmental value and to see a number of rock paintings - World Heritage sites protected by law.

Please remember that everyone has not only the right to enjoy nature but also the obligation to preserve it.
 

The shelters with rock paintings and archeological sites feature a protection fence. Authorized guides are required for visits. Contact phone numbers can be found in the town halls, tourist offices or interpretation centers of the villages which constitute the Cultural Park.

   

Please contribute to the preservation of rock paintings. Don't touch or throw water on them and respect the protection fences. Please remember, they are part of the unique but frail heritage of the past; we have to protect them if we want to continue to enjoy them in the same environment in which they were created thousands of years ago.

   

Archeological and/or palaeontologic prospecting and excavation without the necessary permits is strictly prohibited, according to law 3/1999 of the Aragonese Cultural Heritage. Please contribute to the preservation of the historical, cultural and ethnographic heritage of the Park

   

Please keep the place clean. Do not discard any garbage or waste material.

   

Please remember that lighting fires, throwing away cigarette butts and glass or any other objects that can cause fire is prohibited

   

Please respect the environment. Do not uproot plants, do not dirty the water, and do not bother or attempt to capture any of the birds and animals. Many of them nest here.

   

If you intend to follow one of the routes, please remember to wear comfortable footwear (trainers or hiking boots). Although the trails are quite accessible, appropriate footwear will allow you to walk more confidently, avoiding falls and sprains.

   

Please bear in mind you are in a natural park and, although the routes have been adapted for visitors, do not forget to take precautions. Do not leave the marked path and pay attention when crossing areas with rocks or water, especially if traveling with children.

 
 
 
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