Valderrobres is a town that is built on a hillside and played a prominent role in the Reconquista, the defeating of the Moors and the reclaiming of Spain from the Muslims. It took 400 years to reconquer Spain. The main tourist point of the town is the castle that sits on a natural rock on the top of the town. Entry to the town is over the medieval bridge of San Roque, held up by pointed arches. Its urban layout is composed of narrow, winding little streets that creep up the hill to the castle from the 14th century and the church of Santa María la Mayor, from the 16th century and declared to be Historic-Artistic Heritage, whose tower is connected to the castle by a passage. The church is of Gothic style, whose façade is decorated with a magnificent rose window.
Photo: This is a view of the castle that was undergoing some reconstruction.
Photo: The view of the town of Valderrobres from one of the arches of the castle.
Photo: This is the wine cellar of the castle on the first floor. The arches shown at one time supported a floor.
Photo: The stone workers were paid by the number of stones that they laid. Each stone worker would identify his stone by signing his name or by putting a unique symbol on them. This stone maker was obviously Jewish.
Photo: One of the halls in the castle.
Photo: Elias, Maria and Clara on one of the streets in the old town.
Photo: The King and Queen in the main square of the town. It was a little cold this day.
Photo: The King in another of the little squares.
Photo: Entry to the town is over the medieval bridge of San Roque, held up by pointed arches. This is the bridge looking out from inside the old town