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 …

More
Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch / Tourism

The Bellesguard Tower (Antoni Gaudí): the Catalan art nouveau and the Gothic styles

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
Photo reportage

Skyscrapers of Barcelona. XXI century architecture

New buildings in Barcelona. High tech

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
Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

The Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes – a monumental complex in a Gothic style

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
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, …

More
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. …

More