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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
1/60s f/20.0 at 24.0mm iso400 full exif

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Tom Munson17-Oct-2014 16:53
Beautiful work, Jose.
Jim Coffman17-Oct-2014 16:23
A well composed image of this beautiful place!!
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