Oreja

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Oreja

The name Oreja doesn’t mean ‘ear’ but Aurelia, demonstrating its Roman origin.
From 1113 the castle was used by Muslim forces as a point from which to attack the Christians, until a long siege by Alfonso VII of León led to its recovery.
Once it ceased to be useful militarily, most of the inhabitants moved away to nearby Ontígola and Aranjuez.

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