Catalonia, land of castles

Catalonia, land of castles

Crossing Catalonia from end to end we will see that there are still many vestiges of the ancient civilizations that have inhabited our territory. A good example are the castles, towers, fortifications and other constructions created in medieval times at high and high points with the aim of monitoring and alerting to possible attacks and conquests.

It was not until the 9th century, with the reconquest of the Muslim-occupied territories, that the feudal castle spread . An estimated 3,000 were built, most of which are demolished. Few castles of Islamic origin have been preserved, in fact most were transformed by Christians. From the 9th century the castles were located on lines determined by the borders of the conquered territories following rivers, such as the Cardener and Gaià lines, in the Segarra or the Montsec.

In Catalonia there are about six hundred castles and fortresses scattered throughout the territory. Many of them have been preserved and have reached our days transformed into museums and interpretation centers that we can visit to understand a little more about who they were and how our ancestors lived.

Ready to take a trip to medieval Catalonia? So let's get inside the castles that await us in Catalonia.

Medieval castles in the vicinity of Montgrí

On this route we will not only travel to the past, but also the Empordà lands that are crowned by fantastic medieval fortifications that accompany us at…

Route of the Castles on the Costa Brava

Prepare yourself for a spectacular journey into the past. At times when the lands of Girona were the border between the Arab and Christian world. In time of kings,…

Route of the Cercavins

The Ruta del Cercavins is a path of just over 13 km, with departure and arrival point in Montornès de Segarra and runs through the terms of Montoliu and…

Route through Vilanova, Miralpeix Castle and Sant Pere de Ribes

Route that takes us from the Garraf sailor to the interior, the maritime viewpoint in the vineyards and carob trees, where we will discover the ruins of the castle…

La Segarra, land of castles

The region of La Segarra is known as the "land of castles" due to the large number of fortifications that rise up. In the XI-XII centuries in this place, crossed…

Route through the Sierra de las Torretes and the Castillo de…

The mountainous area of Martorell is concentrated in the south of the municipality where the crest is the limit of the municipal area. Numerous roads and trails…

Route of the Castles of Sió

The Route of the Castles of the Sió runs basically by a flat zone furrowed by the river Sió. It is an MTB itinerary of low difficulty, with a route…

Castle-hare and Roc de Rumbau in Peramola

This route is a circular itinerary that begins and ends in the town of Peramola. You leave the town following the path that passes through the Rosario Chapel. On…

Castle to Castle Route: Penyafort to Castellet in Santa Margarida…

Linear route that takes advantage of the spectacular nature of two castles of medieval origin, the Castle of Penyafort and the Castle of Castellet, to cross a territory…

Route of Bellprat the Castle of Queralt

Nice excursion through the southern area of Bellprat. The route has a distance of 7.3 km, with a positive slope of 280 meters. We cross the valley crowned by the…

Route through the Torres de Fals in Fonollosa

We propose a visit to the towers of Fals, in Fonollosa, a set of buildings for defense made up of two cylindrical towers raised on two nearby hills, in the middle…

Land of Tramuntana

This route through the Land of Tramuntana is the living example that shows that unhurried bicycle tourism allows access to population centers that go unnoticed…

Route around the Montgrí Castle

Mountain shoes, water, a hat to cover you peel if the day is forecast sunny, and little more need to climb up to the castle Montgrí, visible from many points…

Road to the Roset Castle in Vilada

This tour brings us closer to the sunny sector of the municipality of Vilada, under the Sierra de Picamill (1,415 m), where we will find the ruins of the Castle…

Castells branded itinerary

Castells de Marca is a circular route that can be done in one go, or through the castles (Penyafort Castle, Olèrdola Castle and Castellet Castle) in stages…

Route of the castles in Catalonia

In Catalonia there are about six hundred castles and fortresses scattered throughout the territory. Surely, many of you must have one close to home or you will…

Way of the Old Castle of Olivella

In this itinerary we recover historical trails of Olivella's term used to climb the Castle, reach the hamlets, go to the vineyard, graze the herds or clean the…

Montgrí Castle from Torroella (circular)

This iconic Empordà route will take us to the top of the Mongrí Natural Park, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter, with the unfinished Montgrí…

Route of the medieval castles near the Gaia river

The Gaia is one of the rivers that cross the province of Tarragona. What makes it special is that along its course through the Alt Camp, Conca de Barbera and perpendicualr…

Route through the small villages of Alt Freser

Circular route of about 15 km in length through the Freser valley visiting the Serrat, Fustanyà, Rialb and Batet, and returning to Ribes de Freser by the…

Establishments

Castell de Ciutadilla

Ciutadilla

Interesting monument of a strange and arrogant architectural beauty and home to…

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The Pallargues Castle by candlelight

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Dinner in the museum garden with musical accompaniment.

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