Recópolis is an ancient city of Visigothic origin located near Zorita de los Canes (Guadalajara, Castilla–La Mancha, Spain). It was ordered to be built by Leovigildo in honor of his son Recaredo in 578. It functioned as an important urban center, capital of a province called Celtiberia, with imprecise limits, east of Carpetania (Toledo, the capital of the kingdom).
The complex is considered “one of the most important sites of the Middle Ages as it is the only city with a new plant built by state initiative at the beginning of the High Middle Ages in Europe” according to Lauro Olmo Enciso, professor of archeology at the University of Alcalá de Henares.
Address: Ctra. Almoguera, s/n, 19119 Zorita de los Canes, Guadalajara
GPS coordinates: 40°19′14″N 2°53′37″O
How to get to?
From Madrid 1 hr 24 min (89.2 km) via R-3
From Toledo 1 hr 45 min (153 km) via A-40 and CM-200
From Guadalajara 50 min (66.2 km) via N-320