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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles(Castielfabib)

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The fortress church of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, in Castielfabib, is of extraordinary interest both for its original architectural typology, a Gothic church that develops in the castle tower, and for its important 17th century Baroque reformation, transformed in the 19th century. It had some valuable Gothic paintings of which remains have been preserved, as well as various altars and furnishings, which have now disappeared. It housed the body of Saint William of Aquitaine, who lived here. It belonged to the military Order of the Temple and later to the Order of Montesa,
Castielfabib belongs to the Rincón de Ademuz region. In the 1st and 2nd centuries, the Romans chose this municipality as their headquarters, taking into account the security conditions provided by the enormous rock on which they built their fortress. The summit of Mount Fabius still preserves the foundations of the great bastion of the period and some tombstones from the primitive construction of the castle. The toponym, derived from "Castellum Fabio", Fabius Castle, also remains from the Roman period.
The Muslims conquered these lands around the years 714-716, remaining under their rule for 495 years. In 1179 Castielfabib was united with Valencia by the Treaty of Cazorla. The Christian reconquest of the old kingdom of Valencia began precisely in this part of the Rincón de Ademuz, specifically in 1210.

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