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Castillo de Grisel
Grisel, Aragon, Spain|castillodegrisel.com|
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One of the best-preserved Gothic castles in Aragon, Castillo de Grisel is an iconic 11th-century fortress that bewitches with its machicolations, crenellated walls (battlements), defensive towers and walkways. Inside, the contemporary decor blends seamlessly with original features.
It hosts regular history and cultural events and activities, and groups can book a ‘medieval experience’ or exclusive use. There are 8 bedrooms, but no restaurant.
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