Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Balsareny is a fortress of a Catalan civil Gothic style, located on top of a hill, over the municipality of Balsareny

The castle of Balsareny (cat. El castell de Balsareny) is a fortress of a Catalan civil Gothic style, located on top of a hill, over the municipality of Balsareny, and dated to 951. It is declared cultural asset of national interest.

It has always been linked to the Balsareny lineage and it is in an excellent state …

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The Riudabella Castle: an old Cistercian farm converted into a fortified mansion with a historicist style

The Riudabella Castle, or Riudabella Farm, (cat. El Castell de Riudabella, o Granja de Riudabella) is an old Cistercian farm converted into a fortified mansion with a historicist style. It is located in the centre of Riudabella, at the foot of the Poblet forest, in the municipal district of Vimbodí i Poblet (Conca de Barberà). …

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The Fort or Castle of Bellaguarda: located on the Panissars saddle, a strategic point that separates the comarca Vallespir from the Alt Empordà

The Fort or Castle of Bellaguarda, Bellaguàrdia or Bellesguard (cat. El Fort o Castell de Bellaguarda, Bellaguàrdia, fr. Fort de Bellegarde) is a modern-day military fortress located in the communal district of Pertús, in the Vallespir region (North Catalonia).

It is located on the Panissars saddle, a strategic point that separates the comarca Vallespir from the …

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Rodonyà Castle is a monument protected as a cultural asset of national interest, in the municipality of Rodonyà (Alt Camp)

Rodonyà Castle (El Castell de Rodonyà) is a monument protected as a cultural asset of national interest, in the municipality of Rodonyà (Alt Camp).

The castle is located in the center of the town, near the church. It is a stone building of large proportions and quadrangular floor plan.

Its external structure is still in good condition. …

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