Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Montgrí witnessed the bloody struggle of the monarchy against feudal power

The castle of Montgrí (cat. El Castell de Montgrí, also called Torroella de Montgrí or Santa Caterina) is a military fortification of the municipality of Torroella de Montgrí (Baix Empordà) declared a cultural asset of national interest. It was built between 1294 and 1301 by King James II, at the top of the Montgrí massif …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France 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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