OUR EMPTY SPAIN
The current head of the Region of which it bears its name, with a population that represents a third of the total of its territory, it is one of the most important Historical-Artistic Complexes in Aragon.
Safeguarding your impressive walled enclosure , it can boast of preserving a first-rate heritage in which, through its Romanesque, Mudejar and Gothic architecture, the entire evolution of medieval art can be seen. Churches, palatial houses, the Calle Mayor itself and its narrow streets, or the imposing towers that guard it are testimony to the splendid past of the city.
Founded by the Muslims at the end of the 8th century, it was conquered by Alfonso I in 1120, it received Fueros and privileges, its Community of Villages was the main town and it decisively contributed to the conquest of the Valencian lands with Jaime I. Its strategic location between the Jiloca basin and the lands of Molina, made it one of the main border cities of the Kingdom of Aragon in the Middle Ages. Later, as a result of the wars against Castile, King Pedro IV granted it the title of city in 1366.
The coexistence between Muslims, Jews and Christians has left its traces in its urban landscape. On our tour through its narrow and steep streets, the magnificent Church of Santa María stands out , a Basilica since 1890, which houses one of the most important Eucharistic miracles in Christendom, the Corporales, a worthy argument for the creation of the Corpus Christi festival.
Other temples of remarkable architecture, designated as Assets of Cultural Interest, date from the 12th and 13th centuries, between a late Romanesque and the most primitive Mudejar in Aragon. Thus we can admire the apse of San Juan, the tower of Santo Domingo or the Church of San Miguel, whose most invaluable treasure is its Gothic mural altarpiece from the fourteenth century, a style that Daroca can boast in all its facets: The architectural (Puerta del Sorry, apse of Santo Domingo, window of the Diablo Royo, Casa Palacio de los Luna, Puerta Baja, erc.), The sculptural (Capilla de los Corporales, the Virgen Goda or the alabasters of the Capilla del Patrocinio.
The goldsmith, textile and pictorial wealth of this city is exhibited in its Parroquila Museum or in the Museum of History and Arts of Daroca, with pieces such as the Custody - Reliquary of Pere Moragues (14th century), embroidered confectioners gift from the Kings Catholics or the important collection of altarpieces and pictorial tables such as those painted by Bartolomé Bermejo , make up a unique heritage complex in Aragon.
The extension of the Church of Santa María dates from the Renaissance, where its magnificent organ of Gothic origin stands out or the hydraulic tunnel of La Mina, by Pierres - Bedel, designed to divert the torrential waters that devastated the city during storms.
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