HERITAGE

Among the roman inscriptions that are still preserved on the walls of Magalia, is one that seems to have inspired the name of the castle: MAGALIA QUONDAM, which signifies «a country house in other times».

Although the building is generally Renaissance style, there are a number of elements from other periods, from architectural ruins of the Roman period to an 11th century tower, that is considered exceptional in the Spanish history of fortifications, through samples of Gothic-Mudejar style and carvings from different times. The chapel located in the north tower is more recent, with frescoes of geometric painting by Francisco Ferreras. The decoration includes oil paintings and engravings of considerable artistic value, a collection of 19th century chests and various silver liturgical articles. Passing through the galleries and rooms, you can also discover evocative inscriptions engraved on the walls, such as the following which can be seen at the entrance to the top gallery: IN ISTOS LOCOS VISV; meaning: I have enjoyed these places

MAGALIA QVONDAM

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INAEM · Ministerio de Cultura · 2009

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