Estanque celtibérico de la Barbacana


It is located in the southern part of the town and was used to impound the waters of a spring that begins at the top of the hill where Laguardia sits.

It was built 2,100 years ago. It allowed to accumulate about 300,000 liters of water, and it is the largest pond of the Iron Age found so far, in Europe. It has an Interpretation Center that helps to understand the history of Laguardia, the importance of the reservoir and the lives of the people who used it.

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Torre Abacial

Of military origin, it is a tower-castle dating from the s. XIII. Together with the wall, it was part of the Laguardia defensive system. Tradition knows it as the Abbey Tower, assuming it is part of an old monastery or abbey. Turned into the bell tower of the Church of Santa María de los Reyes it is enabled for tourist visits.

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Casa Palacio de Samaniego

A charming building for Laguardia, since it was where the fabulist Félix Mª Sánchez Samaniego was born. Built in the 17th century, it is developed around an interior patio. Its façade shows the coat of arms of the Ramírez de la Piscina y Acedo family.


Iglesia de San Juan y Capilla del Pilar

To the south of the Villa, it is defined as a church-fortress. The south doorway or "of the grandparents" is Gothic in style and is decorated with columns representing the Annunciation. The plan is of a Latin cross with three apses and a transept. The baroque altarpiece is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. At the foot of the church is the Capilla del Pilar from the late Baroque period, which was built destroying a Gothic doorway, of which there is still the image of the Virgin and the pillar. The Gothic tower, was one of the gates of the wall being renovated in the s. XVI to fulfill its current function as a bell tower.

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Iglesia y Pórtico de Santa María de los Reyes

It is located north of the Villa. Its construction began in the s. XII, does not end until the beginning of the s. XVI so the mix of styles is evident in all its corners. The main altarpiece dates from the s. XVII, being one of the best works of Juan de Bascardo. The true jewel of the temple is its Gothic portal, made of stone, from the end of the s. XIV, with a perfect preservation of its polychromy dating from the s. XVII. It shows in its jambs the figures of the twelve apostles, with a splendid sculpture of Santa María de los Reyes in the mullion. The tympanum is filled with images of the life of the Virgin and the archivolts are decorated with plant motifs and imagined. The closing of the portico in the s. XVI has preserved this magnificent work.