Download the minube app
and travel like never before
Download
Where'd you like to go?
Enter with Google +
Share
Do you like Belchite?
Share it with the world!
Where'd you like to go?

Belchite

info
save
Saved

37 reviews of Belchite

21
See Toni Calderón's photos
21 photos

Belchite, ancienttown

When you decide to visit a place like Belchite, you can’t forget what happened in the Spanish Civil War. The experience is devastating, the destruction is complete. Belchite, ancient town, like the sign in the entrance says, is an enormous open air horror museum. It is an enclave that is disappearing with time and nature. An enormous ruin that will disappear with time and this is why I felt like documenting it.

I was also interested in the architecture of the buildings. The vault compartments that have disappeared with the bombings or are severely damaged, yet the transverse arches are still standing. It is like being in a practical course of architecture. It is a corner of the history of Spain that is worth visiting.
Toni Calderón
4
See malclown's photos
4 photos

The history of belchite

The history of Belchite can be summed up like this: after the national uprising against the Second Republic, the militaries of Zaragoza supported the coup, transforming the area into a battle field. The republican army moved forward claiming the regions until they stumbled with an impressive military contingent barricaded in Belchite.

The battle was one of the bloodiest battles in the history of Spain.

The town resisted with such strength that after the victory Franco himself honored the people that were still alive.

He offered a gift for the town, they had to choose between changing the system of dry land crops to an irrigation one, which would have completely transformed Belchite, making it the richest land in Aragón, or to build a new town. They chose the second option, which has left a legacy to new generations: a memory of what happened in that place.

Belchite is frozen in time, abandoned by its people, looking towards itself and the few visitors that go there.

The new town was rebuilt by the republican prisoners, and most of them continued living in the ruins of Belchite, since they had no future elsewhere.
malclown
16
See Victor del Pozo's photos
16 photos

History

I love this town. I have been there three times and I have also been in its religious holidays. It is a town that we wanted to visit because of its history. The town remains the way it was after the war of Belchite in the Civil War. Many houses have been destroyed and more and more houses fall with the passing of time. They are considered historical ruins and I hope they remain like this.
Victor del Pozo
2
See copernico's photos
2 photos
copernico
See 10 more
Publish
5
See Francisco Dominguez Penis's photos
5 photos
Francisco Dominguez Penis
7
See Thibault's photos
7 photos
Thibault
42
See alejandro santos sanchez's photos
42 photos
alejandro santos sanchez
8
See Cristian Sevilla Velasco's photos
8 photos
Cristian Sevilla Velasco
4
See Ainhoa Gracia Lasa's photos
4 photos
Ainhoa Gracia Lasa
2
See Sonia Martinez Gracia's photos
2 photos
Sonia Martinez Gracia
3
See NoParo.com's photos
3 photos
NoParo.com
1
See datawriteverde's photos
1 photo
datawriteverde
3
See Toni Serrano's photos
3 photos
Toni Serrano
1
See Carlos Twose Álvaro's photos
1 photo
Carlos Twose Álvaro
3
See joana sanchez's photos
3 photos
joana sanchez
Publish
See 10 more

Information about Belchite

Belchite Phone Number
976 830 003
976 830 003
Belchite Address
Autovia N-232 y C-222, 55458 Zaragoza, España
Autovia N-232 y C-222, 55458 Zaragoza, España
Belchite Website
http://www.belchiteturismo.com/
See more