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Morella (Castellón)

The medieval Christian conquest converted Morella in a town of privileges. Morella was conquered by Christians in October 1231, although on January 7th, 1232 when King James I came triumphantly into the city after tough negotiations with the noble Blasco de Alagon, whom the king had promised he could keep as much as he conquered. But the king wanted the walled city and his knight said that "Morella is no place for any man of the world, but for a king, because it was as good as a county with their possessions" . The splendid medieval town is marked by being the axis of the Crown of Aragon, and that Morella would always belong to the King. In 1270 it became part of the Kingdom of Valencia and in the Valencian Parliament still occupies the place of protocol of being First Villa of the Kingdom, just behind Valencia and Xativa.

Canon EOS 70D
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Julie Oldfield18-Oct-2014 15:49
Awesome shot.
lucanton17-Oct-2014 15:29
Un joli point de vue...V
Dennis Hoyne17-Oct-2014 02:34
Such a unique layout for a city, your included historical background as always is so interesting.
Walter Otto Koenig17-Oct-2014 02:33
This view from the distance really give an idea of the plan and the impressive position this town occupies. "V"
laine17-Oct-2014 02:04
Near or far...still amazing!
Gerard Koehl17-Oct-2014 01:26
Superbe composition et vue. V
Frank Brault17-Oct-2014 00:36
A gorgeous scene and beautifully composed image. V
Raymond Ladurantaye16-Oct-2014 22:56
Wonderfull scene, well done Jose
Jim Coffman16-Oct-2014 21:12
A very amazing scene and so well captured!
Anna & Christian RECK16-Oct-2014 20:56
Lovely shots of this wonderful medievalcity!! BV. Anna
jychamberland16-Oct-2014 20:39
beautiful point of view!
John Hamers16-Oct-2014 19:54
Beautiful painterly image of this wonderful view !!V
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