Castles, fortresses and temples of the Pyrenees and around with Mathew Kristes

The Mur Castle: best preserved example of a Romanesque fortress from the 11th century in Catalonia

The Mur Castle (cat. Castell de Mur) is an important example of civil architecture from the 11th century. Located in the municipality of Castell de Mur, in Pallars Jussà. On its outskirts there was the castel town of Mur, abandoned long time ago, it belonged to the church of Santa Maria de Mur. It was …

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The valley and the castle of Àger were conquered by Arnau Mir de Tost in the first half of the 11th century

The remains of the Àger castle (cat. El castell d’Àger), along with the monastery of Sant Pere, are located on top of a hill that dominates the town. The neighborhoods of Sant Pere, Sant Martí, Solsdevila and the Pedró Street, that are staggered under the castle, were inside the walled enclosure. Outside the walls were …

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Castles, fortresses and temples of the Pyrenees and around with Mathew Kristes

The Castellfollit Castle is a fortification in the municipality of Castellfollit de Riubregós, in the comarca of Anoia (Catalonia)

The Castellfollit Castle or Castellfollit de Riubregós (cat. El castell de Castellfollit o de Castellfollit de Riubregós) is a fortification in the municipality of Castellfollit de Riubregós, in the comarca of Anoia (Catalonia). It is usually called the castle of Sant Esteve because it had a temple dedicated to this saint. It is five minutes walking …

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Castles, fortresses and temples of the Pyrenees and around with Mathew Kristes

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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Margeners de Guissona, the “castell” group constructing a human tower of Guissona (Segarra), took part in the city’s carnival

foto: Guissona

Margeners de Guissona, the “castell” group constructing a human tower of Guissona (Segarra), took part in the city’s carnival. The Castelians were dressed in sheep costumes alongside a shepherd, a dog and a black sheep. The group ranked third in the carnival costume contest.

The group was created in 2007 as a result of …

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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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