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Address: Autovia N-232 y C-222, 55458 Zaragoza, Spain
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Remains of a destroyed town in Civil War

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... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017

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Halifax, Canada
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84 reviews
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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 Civil War is a harrowing reminder to the horrors and folly of war. Admittedly, as... More 

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456 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
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 not possible to visit. If you have half day off it may be a good... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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 tour of the site. Behind the high wooden doors is a sight of devastation. The... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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273 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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 skyline summoning me at once. When I had scrambled over ruined masonry, side-stepped thistles and... More 

Thank Sheri L
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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.

Thank eprVancouver
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4 attraction reviews
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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 Bullet marks.

Thank Jan T
L'Escala, Spain
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133 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 also worth the visit

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 as they were left after being destroyed in 1937 in the Spanish Civil War. It... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A haunting, but very interesting, bombed-out town that has been preserved to display the horrors of war. Very unusual.

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Brentwood TN
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198 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

An amazing walk back in time. Walking around Belchite was a chilling and moving experience. One of the Spanish Civil War's bloodiest battles. This city has been left in ruins after the battle where over 6,000 people were killed.

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