The feature wall is strategically positioned to illurninate the altar for one hour on a particular day each year. The fortress at Castielfabib is located Qn a hilltop that dominates the town and that has been formed in a meander of the river Ebró. The church itself occupies the fourth floor of one of the castle‘s towers, overlooking a steep decline on the western slope of a rocky outcrop.
Access to the fortress is by way of a passage at the height of the third floor of the tower in which buried bodies have been unearthed, such as that of a woman and her baby discovered with their clothes almost intact. The passage leads from the town square to the opposite side of the outcrop, where the access is isolated from the rest of the population. Gothic paintings and carved capitals depicting religious figures from the period have been found within the building, including the head of a warrior monk from the Order of the Temple, to which the church belonged. (más…)