Belmonte de Gracián

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Belmón de Grazián
Belmonte de Gracián
Flag of Belmón de Grazián
Official seal of Belmón de Grazián
Belmón de Grazián is located in Spain
Belmón de Grazián
Belmón de Grazián
Location in 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
Province Zaragoza
Comarca Comunidad de Calatayud
 • Total 43.7 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Elevation 646 m (2,119 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 215
 • Density 4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Belmontinos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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.

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 sights[edit]

  • 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)