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.

Route through Vilanova, Miralpeix Castle and Sant Pere de Ribes

Sudden changes always present in this region as small as varied, where everything is tight and in small proportions to make a tasting. Located in front of the Lighthouse,…

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Route of the Cercavins

We propose the Route of the Cercavins, it is a path of 12.72 kilometers and of low difficulty that has the point of departure and arrival in Montornès de…

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Medieval castles in the vicinity of Montgrí

Castle Bellcaire Castle Bellcaire d'Emporda was for many years a bone of contention between the counts of Empúries and the monarchy. In fact, the counts…

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Castells branded itinerary

Section 1 - Penyafort Castle to Olèrdola Castle The starting point is the castle of Penyafort, built on a rock of the river Foix.   The route goes down…

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Route of the Castles on the Costa Brava

Travel through two attractive routes: the first takes us to the castles of Castell d'Aro, Calonge, Palamós, La Bisbal and Torroella de Montgrí and…

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Castle-hare and Roc de Rumbau in Peramola

Roc de Rumbau On the right you can see a series of fields known as the Artillery of the Rock. The track maintains a slight rise during this section of the route.…

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Route of the Castles of Sió

Conquered by the Andalusians in the middle of the 11th century, the banks of the Sió river soon saw the proliferation of a large number of castles and churches.…

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Route around the Montgrí Castle

L'Estartit In this county of Baix Empordà we must turn to start the walk. Walking is the only way to climb top of the castle (well, unless you want to load…

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

Located in front of the Penyafort Castle, we start the route along the paved track that surrounds the building. Always on the main road, we leave several detours…

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La Segarra, land of castles

To see the first castles we will go to the municipality of Els Plans de Sió, in all its municipal area there are several fortifications, we will start with…

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Route of the medieval castles near the Gaia river

A tour of the castles of the river Gaia The Gaia is one of the rivers running through the region of Tarragona, in particular comaras atravisea the Alt Camp, Conca…

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Way of the Old Castle of Olivella

This is an ethnological and landscape itinerary for the municipality of Olivella, which shows a series of heritage elements related to the establishment in the…

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Land of Tramuntana

The Tallada d'Empordà The Tallada d'Empordà was a fortified town of which important remains are preserved. It is worth highlighting six towers and…

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Route of the castles in Catalonia

A little history The territory of Catalonia was formerly played at different times and occupied several villages, which have left their mark on history. Du during…

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

Technical information Departure point: the start of the itinerary is at the upper end of Muntanya street, which is accessed from Calle del Mercadal. You have to…

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Route through the Torres de Fals in Fonollosa

One of the towers is part of a more complex architectural complex, since taking advantage of the crest of the hill, a house with a ground floor and first floor…

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Route through the small villages of Alt Freser

We start the itinerary at the R123 sign (Castillo de Sant Pere) which is located at the Ribes de Freser exit next to the Pardines road and the zipper track. The…

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Road to the Roset Castle in Vilada

We left the park of the swings, at the entrance of the village coming from Berga, to then climb up town passing between the chapel of Fatima and Can Ribes, the…

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Route of Bellprat the Castle of Queralt

The itinerary starts in Bellprat village with beautiful alleys and corners of a very rural character. Surrounded by forests and fields of culture, is a small municipality…

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Establishments

Castell de Montesquiu

Montesquiu

Montesquiu Castle is located within the Montesquiu Castle Park located in Bisaura,…

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Castell de Gelida

Gelida

Gelida Castle is a very good example of the historical process of…

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Castell de Ciutadilla

Ciutadilla

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

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Related events

Castell de Peralada Festival

Peralada

Since 1987 marks the Castell de Peralada Festival Not just an exclusive festival for his short-July and August period, but also for its location. The gardens of…

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Castle Festival of Llívia

Llívia

Llívia celebrates the Castle Festival with a day of activities in the environment of this heritage element. Guided tours, theatrical performances, workshops,…

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From the convoy to the castle in Hostalric

Hostalric

The convoy to the castle is the theme of the guided tours that you can enjoy in Hostalric. You have to buy early ticket, available until August 14th. The price…

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Tasting at Gelida Castle with a visit to the Can Pasqual Farmhouse

Gelida

Come and do a special tasting at Gelida Castle with a visit to the Can Pasqual Farmhouse. 10: 30h Guided tour of the castle: guided tour of the lower enclosure…

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Music in the Castles in Balaguer

Balaguer

The Castle Formós de Balaguer hosts the Concert "The most beautiful melodies of popular music for voice and piano" by soprano Eva Ruiz and pianist Marta…

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Guided Christmas visits at the Castle of Pallargues to Els Plans…

Els Plans de Sió

This Christmas do not miss the visits to the Castle of the Pallargues to Els Plans de Sió! You will discover the magic of the castle. In the guided tours…

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Visits to the Castle of Puig-reig

Puig-reig

Founded in counties times, probably at the end of the 9th century, the castle of Puig-reig was chosen by the viscount and troubadour Guillem de Berguedà…

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Medieval Recreation in the Castle of Ciutadilla

Ciutadilla

The month of May returns the medieval recreation in the Castle of Ciutadilla! All acts are free!  

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Anoia Folk at the Claramunt Castle

La Pobla de Claramunt

Anoia Folk is the traditional root music festival held on the second Saturday of July, in the wonderful surroundings of Claramunt Castle. La Llobreia Cultural Association…

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Guided visit to the Castle of San Esteban

Castellfollit de Riubregós

The visits are made at 11 in the morning and you can observe and know many wonders and secrets. The conquest of this territory by the counts of Cerdanya was consolidated…

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Autumn visits at the Pallargues Castle, in Els Plans de Sió

Els Plans de Sió

Do not miss the visits to the Castle of Pallargues to Els Plans de Sió these coming months! You will discover the magic of the castle. In the guided tours…

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March Castles of the Baix Gaià

Altafulla

One more year the population of Altafulla organizes the March of the Castles of the Baix Gaià. The march combines sport, culture and leisure and links the…

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Visit to the Castle of Hostalric

Hostalric

The castle of Hostalric offers you two alternatives to visit it. If you opt for the guided tour, the guides of the town will show you the most emblematic corners…

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Guided visit Vescomtat de Cabrera

Hostalric

Guided tour of the medieval enclosure to learn about and discover the legacy of the Viscounty of Cabrera in the medieval town of Hostalric, former administrative…

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Encounter of the Rose in the castle of Tona

Tona

Tona dresses up to celebrate the Encounter of the Rose to Lourdes and the Castle of Tona. With the first origins of a Sardana meeting in 1936, which the civil war…

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Guided visit to the Castle of the Montserrat de Altafulla

Altafulla

The Castle of the Montserrat de Altafulla opens its doors! The activity will consist of a free visit, lasting 30 minutes, which will start from the grated door…

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The Pallargues Castle by candlelight

Els Plans de Sió

For 3 weeks on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 o'clock at night visit the Castle of Pallargues and tastings of medieval drinks. Let yourself be transported in time.…

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Concert of the Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Música in the…

Els Plans de Sió

The Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Música Catalana, directed by Cervera Xavier Puig, will perform at the Castle of Concabella Els Plans de Sió,…

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Miquelets return to Hostalric Castle

Hostalric

On November 23 and 24, the Giquenina Cultural Association of Historical Recreation Miquelets of Girona (with the collaboration of the Friends of the Napoleonic…

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Events

OFF Festival in Palafrugell

17/09/2021 ...

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International Ethnographic Film Exhibition at the Ethnographic…

17/09/2021

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"Chino-Xano" cycle of walks in the forest in Argençola

18/09/2021

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Visit to the Castle of Hostalric

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Route to the Castellvell de Solsona

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