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- Alt Name:
- Spanish Civil War
- Southern Europe
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Belchite, Zaragoza,
- Centre d'Interpretació 115 Dies, Corbera d’Ebre,
Belchite, near Zaragoza, contains the ruins of a town destroyed in the 1937 Battle of Belchite, during the Spanish Civil War. Left untouched as a symbol of the conflict, Belchite gives a rare glimpse of the intensity and destruction wrought by this terrible war.
Today a modern town of the same name sits alongside the ruins and visitors are relatively free to explore the old town’s remains. Among the most prominent structures within Belchite is the eerie Church of San Martin, which seems more like a medieval ruin than a victim of 20th century conflict. Other areas within the old town include the remains of the main street, the Church of San Juan and the Convent of San Agustín.
Certain areas of Belchite are restricted due to unstable structures and care is advised when visiting the site.
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Address: Belchite, Aragon, Spain
Phone: contact tourist office
By Car: From Zaragoza, follow the A68/N232 then turn right onto the A222, signposted Belchite and follow the road into the town. The ruins are on the outskirts of the modern town.
Belchite old town is accessible at all reasonable hours.
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