Castillo de los Calatravos
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Castillo de los Calatravos

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Alcañiz Castle is one of the most complex of Aragon, by his organization mixed convent-palace, its dimensions and grades mix of architectural styles it presents. Situated on a hill, from which it dominates the population, the grounds of the fortress has a trapezoidal shape that reflects the heterogeneous group. This is clearly differentiated into two zones: the North, where the medieval buildings are crowded, and the South, with the baroque palace of the Commanders of strong civil structure.

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In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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