Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Lordat (le château de Lordat) is one of the oldest and largest feudal castles in the county of Foix

The castle of Lordat (le château de Lordat), located in the municipality of Lordat (Ariège department) is one of the oldest and largest feudal castles in the county of Foix. This is a classic example of Pyrenean medieval military architecture.

At the foot of the castle lies the village of Lordat (altitude about 900 m above …

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Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

Castle mill Ratera

Castle-mill Ratera (cat. Castell-molí de Ratera) is located in a field on the right bank of the River Sio. It used the river water to power the flour mill, now abandoned. Initially, the building consisted of two rectangular buildings interconnected by means of a cylindrical tower that hid a spiral staircase and originated from the …

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Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

Castle Concabella

Castle Concabella

Concabella’s lands are located just in the neighbourhood of the tribe of the lacetans (cat. Lacetans), who occupied the territory of the present districts of Urgell (cat. Urgell), Segarra (cat. Segarra) Anoia (cat. Anoia) and Bages (cat. Bages), and the Ilergetes ( cat. ilergetes), who lived to the west, where today lies the border …

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