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 …More
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 …More
The Os Castle (cat. El castell d’Os) is located above the village of Os de Balaguer (Noguera), at the top of a hill that stands over the upper part of the Farfanya river valley. It is a monument declared cultural asset of national interest.
It is of Arab origin, it was documented in 1036 in the …More
The castle of Boixadors (cat. El castell de Boixadors) is a building in the municipality of Sant Pere Sallavinera (Anoia). It is raised on a hill in a privileged position, giving it control over the access roads to the plateau of Calaf and the eastern side of the district, at the edge of the Bagench boundaries. …More
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 …More
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 …More
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 …More
Mont-Louis – the city and the fortress of the “Sun King”
Built between 1679 and 1681 at the crossroads of the Conflent, Capcir and Cerdagne Valleys, Fort Mont-Louis is part of the twelve fortifications of Sébastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban, Marshal of France, writer , an outstanding military engineer and general …More
The “Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana”, IV (Barcelona, 1973) says (by A. Duran and Sanpere and A. de Fluvià): ‘CASTELLMEIÀ (or Castellmejà; ant Meià). Village and old town of Torrefeta (Segarra), South of Llor.
Castellmeià castle (13th century) was partly reformed at the end of the 16th century and is in a good state of preservation. The Vergós …More
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 …More