The Bellesguard Tower (Torre Bellesguard), also known as Casa Figueres, was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1900 and 1909, using rectilinear forms rarely seen in his other work. His inspiration was the medieval castle of Martin I, also known as Martin the Humane, the last king of the Catalan dynasty of the House of Barcelona, …More
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At the turn of the century, there were no significant changes in the future of Barcelona, which continued to rely on innovation and design as projects, along with the use of new technologies and a commitment to sustainable development.
Stylistically, the turn of the century …More
The Tamarit Castle (cat. Castell de Tamarit) is located on a promontory on the Mediterranean Sea, in the municipality of Tarragona. Its walls surround the closed village of the same name. The gated town and castle complex combines Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles. An intervention from 1916 by its new owner Charles Deering, an American …More
The Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes belongs to the order of the Poor Clares located in the Pedralbes district of Barcelona. Their buildings form a remarkable monumental set of gothic style. Since March 2012, the Pedralbes Monastery has been a heritage center attached to the Barcelona Institute of Culture. In 2019 it had 83,552 …More
Tortosa castle (cat. La Suda de Tortosa) is an impressive fortress in Tortosa at an altitude of 59 meters above sea level, overlooking the city and the Ebro River, with an exceptional observation deck. Tortosa is part of the province of Tarragona in the autonomous community of Catalonia.
Today it is part of the Paradores Nacionales …More
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, …More
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. …More
The Blanes Castle of Sant Joan (cat. Castell de Sant Joan de Blanes) is a castle on the hill of Sant Joan in Blanes (La Selva comarca, Catalonia).
From its height of 173 m, there is a magnificent view of Blanes, the sea and the vast territory around it, and even the silhouette of Montjuïc mountain …More
The Viladecans Red Tower (cat. Torre Roja de Viladecans) is a medieval fortification located in Viladecans (province of Barcelona, Catalonia) and was originally called Torre Burgesa, because it was here Quadra Burgesa to be controlled.
During the medieval and modern times, the Quadra Burgesa was one of the two territorial jurisdictional units into which the territory …More
Valgornera Castle (cat. Castell de Vallgornera) is a building in the municipality of Peralada (Alt Empordà), declared a cultural heritage of Catalonia of national interest.
A building with an asymmetrical rectangular floor plan, with a central courtyard and two square towers at the ends of the east side.
The southeast tower has two longer walls. It has …More