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Villar de los Navarros
Municipality located at the foot of the Sierra de Herrera, to the left of the Cámaras river. Villar de los Navarros, whose surname reveals the origin of its medieval repopulation, is rich in history, since one of the most crucial battles of the First Carlist War was fought there, which could be decisive for the Crown of Spain.
In Villar de los Navarros the church of San Pedro stands out, built on the primitive Mudejar church of the s. XV and rebuilt in the s. XVIII. It preserves the original Mudejar tower from the 14th century with a beautiful tracery, declared BIC and included in the list of World Heritage Sites as well as a National Monument. Inside it houses an interesting Museum that houses a collection of pieces of sacred art.
In addition, we can find two hermitages; Santa Bárbara of the s. XVII or that of Santa Ana. The town has nine beautiful peirones, dedicated to Saint George and Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saints par excellence.
Obligatory visit to Calvario, located on one of the hills that surround it. The walk to ascend to the impressive image of Christ the Redeemer that culminates it, is marked by a succession of stations that represent twelve peirones, with scenes of the passion of Christ, offering a beautiful panoramic view.
At the level of pilgrimages, the Villar shares with other municipalities the sanctuary of the Virgen de Herrera, where you can contemplate a beautiful panorama at more than 1300 m. high with an interpretive viewpoint.
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A large diameter crater is striking, it is a large sinkhole located in the area called "castle".
San Pedro Church
The parish church of San Pedro in this town shows a surprising Mudejar ensemble. A part of the temple is medieval and in some places of the interior part of the original decoration appears. However, what surprises the visitor is the tower, attached to the foot of the temple. It has a square plan divided into five overlapping rooms. To access them, a secondary pentagonal tower was added, which is interrupted when reaching the body of bells. Shelter a spiral staircase. The decoration of the complex is very rich, varied and different in each of the volumes. Eight-pointed stars, zig-zag, interlocking mixtilinear arches, diamonds or bands of corners are superimposed, giving rise to one of the most surprising Mudejar ensembles in the area. The complex has been dated to the 15th century, although the temple has had several extensions. Its Mudejar tower has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, a World Heritage Site and a National Monument Museum - Church
Acered - Aldehuela de Liestos - Anento - Atea - Badules - Balconchán - Berrueco - Cerveruela - Cubel - Cuerlas (Las) - Daroca - Fombuena - Gallocanta - Herrera de los Navarros - Langa del Castillo - Lechón - Luesma - Mainar - Manchones - Murero - Nombrevilla - Orcajo - Retascón - Romanos - Santed - Torralba de los Frailes - Torralbilla - Used - Val de San Martín - Valdehorna - Villadoz - Villanueva de Jiloca - Villar de los Navarros - Villarreal de Huerva - Villarroya del Campo