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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.

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Julie Oldfield21-Oct-2014 00:41
Great composition.
Georgia Roessler20-Oct-2014 21:28
Dynamite shot!
John Hamers20-Oct-2014 16:38
Beautiful view of this town. !!V
Dennis Hoyne20-Oct-2014 02:26
Neat composition! This looks like something out of a movie set, beautifully captured, Jose.
Dan Greenberg19-Oct-2014 21:53
What amazing architectural wonders this place contains and what a great image you have here with excellent graphic impact. I love all the different shapes. ~BV~
Jean Chiasson19-Oct-2014 19:22
Fantastic view and textures Jose vote
Glenn Dean (Vatorman)19-Oct-2014 19:11
Wonderful view of an area with such history.
Dave Berry19-Oct-2014 19:10
Again, a fantastic image and a wonderful history lesson to go with it. V!
Bill Robinson19-Oct-2014 18:48
Beaut composition. Interesting mix of the old and new.
Zeeby19-Oct-2014 18:44
Another great view of this picturesque town! V
Walter Otto Koenig19-Oct-2014 18:43
Great perspective. I like your composition. "V"
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