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La Ciudadela de Jaca

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From a bird’s eye view, it seems to be a star. It is a perfect pentagon enclosed by walls, bastions, moats and other fortifications. The castle of San Pedro or Ciudadela (Citadel) is a military building that Felipe II ordered to build around 1592 in Jaca as a defense against a possible French invasion. However, as history would have it, it only did battle during the Independence War, when the Spanish tried to recover it after the Gallic occupation. Continue Reading