King's Castle (Villarroya)
The King's Castle is a medieval Christian castle, which is located in the Spanish municipality of Villarroya de la Sierra in the province of Zaragoza. It is freely accessible.
After the reconquest of the city and in the thirteenth century, in order to strengthen the defenses of the town, was built on a higher level than the castle of the Queen the fortress that concerns us. Although of a lower perimeter than the castle of the Queen, the castle of the King, is built in masonry with reinforcement of ashlars in the corners and the tower presents a formidable aspect, having dimensions of about 7 by 9 meters of base and reaches about 20 meters of height and conserves the crenellated top. Together with the castle of the Queen it played a fundamental role during the war of the Two Pedros, although both fortresses, in spite of having been reinforced throughout the 14th century, could not prevent the town from falling into Castilian hands on two occasions. Both castles together with the fortified church of San Pedro formed the strong nuclei of resistance of the town.