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Belchite

Autovia N-232 y C-222, 55458 Zaragoza, Spain
+34 976 83 00 03
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Impressive place, but not so great service

5 years ago I visited Belchite and I ended up quite touched with the visit. Back then, the old town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pelocha1
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Zaragoza, Spanje
Intriguing

Get your tickets at the tourism info center in town. There are two guided tours daily during July... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Langley4
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Langley, BC
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
“devastation” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Autovia N-232 y C-222, 55458 Zaragoza, Spain
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+34 976 83 00 03

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 years ago I visited Belchite and I ended up quite touched with the visit. Back then, the old town was open to everyone to visit (with no control) and free. I thought that a guided tour would be much better. This year I went...More

Thank Pelocha1
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Get your tickets at the tourism info center in town. There are two guided tours daily during July and August. The tour is in Spanish but they have audio guides available in English. The tour lasts 90 minutes but could be done in 30 if...More

1  Thank Langley4
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Visiting Belchite is truly a sobering experience. It is on the scale of visiting the massive cemeteries of the First World War, and is no less impressive. The ruined town, left as a memorial to the sacrifices of the Spanish people (and volunteers) during the...More

1  Thank Adam H
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Here you will find the remains of the old Belchite. A town that was bombed during civil war and totally destroyed. A place to remember the madness of war and how it can affect our lives. you need to come by car from Zaragoza, otherwise...More

Thank Armando_74a
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We went on the 79th anniversary of the invasion of the town of Belchite during the Spanish civil war. The site has now been protected and you have to buy a ticket from the local tourist board. For that you get a small group guided...More

1  Thank mecno
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have long planned to visit Belchite (locals told me it is pronounced 'Belcheeteh'. The late September sun was sinking slowly over the rolling wide open spaces around the ancient ruins as the red rain-worn steeple of the Iglesia de San Martin rose on the...More

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We passed this on our travels through the area. Unfortunately we were not able to go inside the area, put we could still clearly see the devastation through the wire fence.

1  Thank eprVancouver
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I only can repeat what already said. Place and road's are very dusty so keep it in mind. I seen it from outside the fence but gives clear view and indications of what did happen there. Worth to check buildings outside the zone. Many have...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 9 July 2016

A sad, strange monument to the reality of war. Visits aren't possible without a guide for good reason, Belchite is truly a ruined village, side by side with the modern village. Fuentetodos, Goya's birthplace is about 15 km down the road from Belchite and is...More

Thank kcoers
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A truly amazing place. We arrived at about 14:00 (siesta time!) and didn't have time to wait for the official tour at 16:00 so we drove to the other side of the site and crawled under the fence. The ruins of the old town are...More

Thank Peter J
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Ashleigh P
24 January 2017|
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Response from Stephen S |
HIFE runs a view buses from Zaragoza to Belchite.
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Henry H
22 December 2016|
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we arrived at about 12 just when a tour was ending... the next one was at 4... I think just 2 a day. They were filming for the BBC during the first tour and I got to chat to the 2 camera people... they'd arranged it... More
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klempner69
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Response from Noleman | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of nowhere. When we went, we were visiting our daughter in Zaragoza and had a rental car. A 40m drive. You need to be aware that they run scheduled tours so you just don't show up and walk around... More
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