Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Salses fortress is a modern age castle in a communal territory of Salses in the Rosselló comarca in Northern Catalunya (France)

The Salses castle (fortress) is a modern age castle in a communal territory of Salses in the Rosselló comarca in Northern Catalunya (France). From a chronological perspective it is the third of the Salses castles, after the Vell Castle and Castle Reial.

This castle today serves as a Museum of Salses History. It is located 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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The Castle of Malgrat is a building in the small town of Malgrat, or Malgrat de Segarra, declared a cultural asset of national interest

The Castle of Malgrat (Castell de Malgrat) is a building in the small town of Malgrat, or Malgrat de Segarra, declared a cultural asset of national interest. Malgrat is a village in Cervera, located Northeast of Cervera town, on the right bank of the Sió river. The current building of the Castle of Malgrat is …

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The Castle of Sitges is a castle of Romanesque and Gothic style, in the municipality of Torrefeta and Florejacs

The Castle of Sitges (Castell de les Sitges) is a castle of Romanesque and Gothic style, in the municipality of Torrefeta and Florejacs, in La Segarra. It is a monument declared Cultural Asset of National Interest.

In the 2010s, for the first time in the ten centuries of its history, the castle is regularly open to …

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The Florejacs Castle is a monument of the municipality of Torrefeta and Florejacs (Segarra) declared Cultural Asset of National Interest

The castle of Florejacs (Castell de Florejacs)

10 kilometers West of Guissona the town of Florejacs raises on a small hill. Previously the head of the municipality, it got united in modern times the one (i.e. municipality) of Torrefeta. The silhouette of the village is framed by the castle tower and the bell tower of …

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Sant Ferran Castle: protected as a Cultural Asset of National Interest of Catalonia

Sant Ferran Castle is a medieval fortress located in Berga that was transformed in the 17th century and used during the Carlist wars. It is included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia, and protected as a Cultural Asset of National Interest (Bé Cultural d’Interès Nacional).

It is very probable that the castle of …

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