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El castillo de Montroy(Montroy)

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Barely any remains of the wall that surrounded the enclosure remain. Nowadays, only the keep remains standing, with a square floor plan and four storeys. It was built with thick rammed earth walls on the façades, which are reduced on each floor, and a central portico with a semicircular arch. This construction system forms two rooms on each floor, which are accessed by a staircase that runs along the central portico in the first section and along the perimeter wall in the second.

The vaulted cistern and the food storehouse were located in this tower.

It is under the protection of the Generic Declaration of the Decree of 22 April 1949, and the Law 16/1985 on Spanish Historical Heritage.

Montroy was a Muslim farmstead that came to acquire considerable importance. The tower, dating from the 12th century, is an Almohad construction of warlike character that served as a neuralgic point for the concentration of human settlements in the form of a farmstead.

Conquered by James I, and donated in 1238 to Rodrigo de Liçana, in 1307 it belonged to the Master of the Order of the Temple, who repopulated it with Muslims. In 1436 it was bought by Romeu de Corbera, Master of the Order of Montesa, who established an encomienda there. Years later, with the confiscation of the assets of the military orders, it would pass to the crown. After the expulsion of the Moors, Montroy was depopulated.

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