Belmonte de Gracián (Aragonese: Belmón de Grazián) is a village near Calatayud in the province of Zaragoza in Aragon, Spain. It is fortified village which sits at the foot of a 15th-century castle.

Belmonte de Gracián

Belmón de Grazián
Flag of Belmonte de Gracián
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Official seal of Belmonte de Gracián
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Belmonte de Gracián is located in Aragon
Belmonte de Gracián
Belmonte de Gracián
Location in Spain.
Belmonte de Gracián is located in Spain
Belmonte de Gracián
Belmonte de Gracián
Belmonte de Gracián (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°18′58″N 1°32′35″W / 41.31611°N 1.54306°W / 41.31611; -1.54306
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
ProvinceZaragoza
ComarcaComunidad de Calatayud
Area
 • Total43.7 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation
646 m (2,119 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total215
 • Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Belmontinos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

It is the birthplace of Baltasar Gracián y Morales.

The archaeological remains of the Celtiberian and Romano-Celtiberian town of Segeda-Sekeiza are located between Belmonte de Gracián and the nearby town of Mara.

Main sightsEdit

  • Castle, with an oval plan
  • Church of St. Michael (15th century), in Gothic style. It has a Mudéjar bell tower.
  • Hermitage of the Castle
  • Watch Tower (10th century)
  • Fortified Palace (14th century)