Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Balsareny is a fortress of a Catalan civil Gothic style, located on top of a hill, over the municipality of Balsareny

The castle of Balsareny (cat. El castell de Balsareny) is a fortress of a Catalan civil Gothic style, located on top of a hill, over the municipality of Balsareny, and dated to 951. It is declared cultural asset of national interest.

It has always been linked to the Balsareny lineage and it is in an excellent state …

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The Riudabella Castle: an old Cistercian farm converted into a fortified mansion with a historicist style

The Riudabella Castle, or Riudabella Farm, (cat. El Castell de Riudabella, o Granja de Riudabella) is an old Cistercian farm converted into a fortified mansion with a historicist style. It is located in the centre of Riudabella, at the foot of the Poblet forest, in the municipal district of Vimbodí i Poblet (Conca de Barberà). …

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Fort Liberia, built by the French Marshal, Vauban, after the Catalonia Territory Partition between France and Spain by the Treaty of the Pyrenees

Fort Liberia (fr. Fort Libéria) is located in the city Villefranche-de-Conflent (France) in the Eastern Pyrenees department, at the confluence of the Têt and Сadi rivers.

The Fort was built by the French marshal, Vauban, after the Catalonia territory partition between France and Spain by the Treaty of the Pyrenees (year 1681) at the same time …

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Evol Castle rises above the eponymous village near the town of Olette, in the Eastern Pyrenees Department

Evol Castle (fr. Château d’Evol) rises above the eponymous village near the town of Olette, in the Eastern Pyrenees Department (Pyrénées-Orientales), and the Occitania Region (this region was created following the merger of the Languedoc Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions). There is another picturesque village, Thuès d’Evol (within three minutes by car) that is smaller in …

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The Fort or Castle of Bellaguarda: located on the Panissars saddle, a strategic point that separates the comarca Vallespir from the Alt Empordà

The Fort or Castle of Bellaguarda, Bellaguàrdia or Bellesguard (cat. El Fort o Castell de Bellaguarda, Bellaguàrdia, fr. Fort de Bellegarde) is a modern-day military fortress located in the communal district of Pertús, in the Vallespir region (North Catalonia).

It is located on the Panissars saddle, a strategic point that separates the comarca Vallespir from the …

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