Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The castle-palace of Alacuás declared Historic and Artistic Monument in 1918

The castle-palace of Alacuás, Castillo de las Cuatro Torres or Palacio de los Aguilar is one of the noble mansions built during the feudal decadence of the 16th century. It is located in Alacuás (Valencia) Spain.

It is a palace-castle with residential characteristics, with coffered ceilings in the rooms, tiles and ornamental arrangements and important architectural …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Medinyà castle – the response to the reforms of the Renaissance and neoclassicism

The Medinyà Castle (cat. Castell de Medinyà) is a castle in the municipality of the same name (Girones), declared a cultural heritage of national importance. It is located on a small hill where the old town of the municipality is located – in the northwest of the Gavarres massif.

Currently, the castle consists of several buildings, …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Palafolls Castle – a strategic location to control the main road from Girona to Barcelona along the coast

The Palafolls Castle (cat. Castell de Palafolls) is a medieval military building located at the top of the Castle Hill in the municipality of Palafolls (Maresme), not far from the coast. The fortress is located on the crest of an elongated low mountain, stretching from northwest to southeast and almost parallel to the Tordera River. …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Corcelles and its wineries

Château de Corcelles (Charolles) is a castle which stands on the former commune of Saint-Symphorien-lès-Charolles attached in 1896 to the commune of Charolles in the department of Saône-et-Loire, in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

The Château, built during the 15th century and now listed as a historical monument, with its magnificent park and outdoor areas that bear witness …

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