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

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

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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History of the Pyrenees with Alex Mostaslavski

The history of the Pyrenees

The history of the Pyrenees

Prehistory

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 …

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