Castles, fortresses and temples of the Pyrenees and around with Mathew Kristes

The Castle Floresta: a Gothic architecture, converted into a residential palace in 1569

The Castle Floresta (cat. El Castell de la Floresta) is a castle in Floresta (Garrigues) declared a cultural asset of national interest.

It is a Gothic castle, converted into a residential palace in 1569. Together with the Espluga Calba Castle, they are the best preserved in Garrigues. Built on limestone rock, the facade is made entirely …

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The Mur Castle: best preserved example of a Romanesque fortress from the 11th century in Catalonia

The Mur Castle (cat. Castell de Mur) is an important example of civil architecture from the 11th century. Located in the municipality of Castell de Mur, in Pallars Jussà. On its outskirts there was the castel town of Mur, abandoned long time ago, it belonged to the church of Santa Maria de Mur. It was …

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The valley and the castle of Àger were conquered by Arnau Mir de Tost in the first half of the 11th century

The remains of the Àger castle (cat. El castell d’Àger), along with the monastery of Sant Pere, are located on top of a hill that dominates the town. The neighborhoods of Sant Pere, Sant Martí, Solsdevila and the Pedró Street, that are staggered under the castle, were inside the walled enclosure. Outside the walls were …

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The Castle of Malgrat is a building in the small town of Malgrat, or Malgrat de Segarra, declared a cultural asset of national interest

The Castle of Malgrat (Castell de Malgrat) is a building in the small town of Malgrat, or Malgrat de Segarra, declared a cultural asset of national interest. Malgrat is a village in Cervera, located Northeast of Cervera town, on the right bank of the Sió river. The current building of the Castle of Malgrat is …

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The Castle of Gardeny is a monumental complex on the hill of Gardeny, one of the two hills of the city of Lleida

The Castle of Gardeny (cat. Castell de Gardeny) is a monumental complex on the hill of Gardeny, one of the two hills of the city of Lleida. It was the headquarters of one of the main orders of Knights Templar in Catalonia. The castle, in fact, consists of two Templar constructions (tower house and convent chapel) …

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The Castle of Sitges is a castle of Romanesque and Gothic style, in the municipality of Torrefeta and Florejacs

The Castle of Sitges (Castell de les Sitges) is a castle of Romanesque and Gothic style, in the municipality of Torrefeta and Florejacs, in La Segarra. It is a monument declared Cultural Asset of National Interest.

In the 2010s, for the first time in the ten centuries of its history, the castle is regularly open to …

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The Florejacs Castle is a monument of the municipality of Torrefeta and Florejacs (Segarra) declared Cultural Asset of National Interest

The castle of Florejacs (Castell de Florejacs)

10 kilometers West of Guissona the town of Florejacs raises on a small hill. Previously the head of the municipality, it got united in modern times the one (i.e. municipality) of Torrefeta. The silhouette of the village is framed by the castle tower and the bell tower of …

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Sant Ferran Castle: protected as a Cultural Asset of National Interest of Catalonia

Sant Ferran Castle is a medieval fortress located in Berga that was transformed in the 17th century and used during the Carlist wars. It is included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia, and protected as a Cultural Asset of National Interest (Bé Cultural d’Interès Nacional).

It is very probable that the castle of …

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