Opening timesfrom 11:00 to 17:30
from 11:00 to 17:30
1096 Anno Domini,
Several hours ago the gate was closed. Shortly after this, various tallow candles and torches silhouetted the village houses that lay scattered beyond the castle walls. It has been a quiet, warm day, which is a strange occurrence at this time of year, although it is true that the weather is changing, as are the times. Fortún López, the lieutenant of the stronghold, ponders over this as he walks the along the upper terraces. He observes the sleeping village below him, the orchards and ploughed fields, black as jet. Bolea and Ayerbe in the distance, quietly watching the Christian castle. Covered by the mist, La Hoya appears and fades before his eyes. And finally, on the horizon, Wasqa (Huesca), the city of ninety nine towers. King Pedro, the first of that name, and the counsel of his lords gather together noblemen and soldiers there. The battle for Wasqa is imminent and the anxiety in the air intensifies.Read more...