The castle of Mesones de Isuela

The town of Mesones de Isuela belongs to the province of Zaragoza and is located in the valley of the river Isuela. Its structure is organized around the castle, with streets and slopes that converge on it.

The castle-palace of Mesones de Isuela, is one of the most important in Aragon. He belonged to the Luna family, a lineage that gave illustrious men to politics and the Church. In 1370 Don Lope, the last representative of the Luna house, ordered the construction of the castle in order to defend the borders with Castile.

hold castell
Its structure, totally rectangular and closed to the outside, has six towers and is preserved in very good condition. Gothic and Franco-Gothic styles predominate in its architecture, with the exception of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels, located in the northeast tower, which is Mudejar in style. This piece is considered one of the most beautiful monuments in Europe . The interior of the nave is covered by small polychrome tables and figures on the roof, and the image of the Virgin dates from the 15th century . In addition to this, there is a Baroque nave that was added later, in the 17th century .

In the parade ground you can still see some underground rooms, connected by passageways, which were once used as cellars or stables and are currently in good condition.

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Church of the Assumption

Built in brick and masonry, the architecture of this temple that is located in the center of the town is in the Mudejar style (16th century). Inside, altarpieces from the same period are preserved, with the exception of the one dedicated to Saint Lucia, which dates from the 18th century. The uniqueness of its tower, built on a square plan and an octagonal upper body, makes it stand out above the whole.