Big Ben on the watercolor by Joan MañéMore
The castle of Sant Ferran (cat. El castell de Sant Ferran) is a fortress of the municipality of Figueres (Alt Empordà) declared a cultural asset of national interest. It is located on a hill and occupies an area of 320,000 m², which reaches 550,000 m² if the space occupied by glacis is taken into account.
The castle of Peralada (cat. El castell de Peralada) is a monument of the municipality of Peralada (Alt Empordà) declared a cultural asset of national interest. It is a castle already mentioned in the 9th century with the name of Castillo Toló, and it was the center of the county of Peralada. It is located …More
The castle of Requesens (cat. El castell de Requesens) is located on a hill, which dominates all the southern valleys of the Puig Neulós mountain, about 7 km east of the neighborhood of Requesens. Its territory corresponds to the old town of Requesens in the municipality of La Jonquera (Alt Empordà).
To mention the memorial of …More
Modern castles in Catalonia: Masllorenç
The castle’s construction began in the 20th century. The castle has not been finished due to a lack of funding. The Calaf family owns the castle.
Its original owner, Jose Calaf Boronat, died more than 15 years ago and for that reason, the castle construction was suspended.
Two entrepreneurs, Adrià Mesa and Gerard …More
Sant Jordi gates (Portal de Sant Jordi) in Montblanc (Catalonia). Oil on canvas by Joan MañéMore
The Empordà castle (cat. El castell d’Empordà), located in the homonymous town, is a large house with an antic square keep tower and the rest built in the 17th and 18th centuries. It has, however, gothic elements incorporated. It is a large building, which consists of two parts at straight angles, and retains only a …More
Monument to Pierre-Paul Riquet in Béziers, France. Pencil drawingMore
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 …More
The Rabot Gate, Ghent, Belgium. Watercolor by Joan MañéMore