Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

Ribelles Castle: part of the line of defense that ran along the right bank of the Llobregos River

Castle Ribelles (cat. Castell de Ribelles)

This castle belongs to the city line of Vilanova de l’Aguda (cat. Vilanova de l’Aguda) in the Noguera region and deservedly bears the title of an object of cultural heritage of all Spanish significance. It joined the line of defense that stretched along the right bank of the …

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Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

Montclar Castle: awarded the qualification of cultural heritage of all Spanish significance

Montclar Castle (cat. Castell de Montclar)

Montclar d’Urgell Castle (cat. Montclar d’Urgell) is located in the village of Montclar d’Urgell, part of Agramunt city of the province of Urgell. It was awarded the qualification of cultural heritage of all Spanish significance. It is favorably located in one of the highest points of the Montclar …

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Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

Miglos castle (Château de Miglos) in French Ariege became one of the strongholds of the Roman Church during the war with the Cathars

On a hill 750 meters high, inaccessible from all sides except the south towards the village of Arkizat, there are the impressive ruins of the medieval castle of Château de Miglos guarding the valley of Vicdessos (vallée de Vicdessos) and protecting access to the valley of Miglos.

Today Vicdessos is a small village with 620 inhabitants …

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