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 “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
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 …More
The history of Berga
The city of Berga owes its origin to Vergneum, capital of the Bergistani (cat. bergistans) territory, where the Castrum Bergium of the Republic of Rome rose.
In the beginning of the 10th century the counts of Cerdanya established here the capital of a viscounty dependent on the county of Cerdanya – …More
The history of the Pyrenees
The first documented human presence in the Pyrenees is found in Bauma Margineda (Andorra) dated to the Epipaleolithic period, the same place also documented the occupation during the Neolithic periods and the Bronze age.
The presence of Iberian tribes is cited in ancient sources: Bebrics in the central Pyrenees, Iacetans …More
Despite knowing that the Bages area was already populated during the Palaeolithic period, we must go back to the Neolithic to find the first traces of the people of Manresa, specifically in the forest of Marcetes near Viladordis. There pit tombs dated approximately to the year 3,600 BC were found. The existence of a place …More
The remains of the Granyena Castle (cat. Castell de Granyena) are located on top of a hill, where there is the town of Granyena de Segarra, which used to be a closed town. It had been the first Templars castle in Catalonia.
The first news of the castle dates from the year 1054 in which Count …More