The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Talamanca city with narrow sloping streets, and well restored old houses, is situated on a hill at 552 m above sea level and in the middle of the Sierra de Rossinyol

Talamanca is a city (village), head of the municipality of the same name, in the Bages region. The town has narrow sloping streets, and well restored old houses. Situated on a hill at 552 m above sea level and in the middle of the Sierra de Rossinyol on the BV-1221 road from Terrassa to Navarcles.

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Torre de Claramunt Castle was a fortified and advanced tower that was built by the family of the House of Claramunt for the surveillance and control of the Carmen stream valley and the road to the Penedès

The Torre de Claramunt Castle (cat. El Castell de la Torre de Claramunt), initially built in the 11th century, is a large house that was extended in several phases, the most important one was carried out by Joan de Claramunt in the 16th century (1565).

It started with the primitive watch tower erected at the end …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Peralada: the gardens are open in July and August on the occasion of the International Music Festival of Peralada

The castle of Peralada (cat. El castell de Peralada) is a monument of the municipality of Peralada (Alt Empordà) declared a cultural asset of national interest. It is a castle already mentioned in the 9th century with the name of Castillo Toló, and it was the center of the county of Peralada. It is located …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Requesens castle is one of the best examples of neo medieval architecture that are preserved in Catalonia

The castle of Requesens (cat. El castell de Requesens) is located on a hill, which dominates all the southern valleys of the Puig Neulós mountain, about 7 km east of the neighborhood of Requesens. Its territory corresponds to the old town of Requesens in the municipality of La Jonquera (Alt Empordà).

To mention the memorial of …

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Historical Fair “Timbaler del Bruc”

The ‘Timbaler del Bruc’ historical fair has been timed to coincide with the remembrance of the military events that took place in June 1808.

On February 9, 1808, the general of the Napoleonic army, Philippe Guillaume Duhesme, entered Catalonia and by the middle of February, his troops had reached Barcelona. On June 4, 1808, the French …

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