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“Worth a stroll, just because of the historic value of this old town”
Review of Daroca

Daroca
Ranked #29 of 153 things to do in Zaragoza
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Worth a stroll, just because of the historic value of this old town”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

You will probably whiz past Daroca on the brand new motorway from Valencia to Zaragoza. Shame, but you could take a little detour to Daroca and maybe the Monesteria de las Piedras, because there are many little gems in this area that are not generally visited by foreigners. Daroca is known as the red town because of the distinctive red tiled roofs that nestle amongst the old defensive walls. History here is immense, with some evidence of Iberian settlement. The Romans settled here because of its strategic importance being at the head of the Jiloca valley. It was also the capital of the area in the Middle Ages, and important for its law and government. Napoleons destroyed the town on a couple of occasions. The main attractions are the High Gate and the Low Gate, the Valencia portal, all built into the medieval walls. Very impressive. You will come across the fountain of twenty spouts and wander through the old streets to the Basilica of Santa Maria, famed for the miracle of the Eucharist. There are loads of cafes and quirky shops but I don't think I would buy a leg of dried ham from the ones hanging by the main road, next to the garage. This part of Spain is stiflingly hot in August, but a nice drive down the valley, following the river, will take you through some pretty villages and relaxing greenery and you can join the motorway a little further down. Enjoy.
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“Wonderful historic town”
Reviewed July 22, 2010

We wished we had planned our stay for more days. Amazing rich history. Don't miss out a walk around the town and the ancient walls. We got very good info in the tourist office. We started the walk around the walls and discover lots of interesting small sites: all the ancient wall gates, the towers, the old moorish castle. We couldn't stop walking and did it all from end to end. A bit of steep paths at times but the views are amazing. Thinking of coming back to the area

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