The village of Trasmoz, some 80km from Zaragoza, is in the shade of Moncayo, next to the Veruela Monastery. The castle there is one of the most interesting in the area. It dates back to the 12th century. It towers over the village and still preserves one tower. The castle belonged to the Luna family (one of whom became Pope, Papa Luna, who ended up exiled in Peñíscola). The legends around this castle stem from the Middle Ages, perhaps after a case of falsifying coins in it. After a time it became a famous place because of legends of witches, covens, bonfires, and so on. Reading Becquer´s stories, some of them inspired by these legends, is a good way to get a feel for the geographical and historical atmosphere. The castle is abandoned (though it is being restored), so entry is free. There is also a continuous exposition in the tower and a witches museum where you can learn about the castle's unique history.
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