Castle of Santa Catalina by night. Jaén.

Spain, a country full of amazing castles and fortresses

It's exciting to visit places where great battles and other historical events took place throughout the history of Spain. Here are some suggestions so that you can discover the most important remains of defensive military architecture, which are almost intact. Moats, bastions, ravelins, fortresses, castles, walls, and many other tourist destinations that will help you understand some of the most interesting episodes of Spain's history. Constructions with excellent defensive systems which are especially prepared so you can relive battles, see where the soldiers took refuge, walk along trenches or stand at the command post.  


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  • Castle of San Carlos. Palma.

    Art | Monuments

    …Calle Dique del oeste s/n. 07015. Palma. Majorca. (Balearic Islands) E-mail: museomilitarsancarlos@et.mde.es. http://www.museomilitarsancarlos.com/. It is based on a square defensive tower, commissioned in 1610 by Philip…

  • Palace of the General Military Headquarters. La Coruña.

    Art | Monuments

    …Plaza de la Constitución, s/n. 15001. La Coruña. A Coruña. (Galicia) E-mail: ofcomcgflo@et.mde.es. coruna.es/9H5V. The Palace of the General Military Headquarters in A Coruña stands in Plaza de la Constitución square. Th…

  • Minorca Military History Museum. Castell, Es.

    Art | Museums

    …Plaza de la Explanada 19. 07720. Castell, Es. Minorca. (Balearic Islands) Fax.: +34 971356025 | E-mail: info@museomilitarmenorca.com. www.museomilitarmenorca.com. The holdings of the Minorca Military Museum includes item…

  • Castles and Lords.

    Travel ideas

    …Kings and queens, princesses, knights, vassals and pages, what today are storybook figures were once part our world. Spain might be compared to a great chessboard, with more than 6000 castles, towers, palaces, fortresses…

  • Castles in Catalonia: buildings that come to life.

    Travel ideas

    …(Catalonia) There are many ways to visit and discover Catalonia. Here we suggest visiting its medieval castles, to be found throughout this Region in northeastern Spain, from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Sea. There …

  • In the land of castles: Madrid and Castile-Leon.

    Travel ideas

    …Castles are a vital part of Spain's historic and artistic heritage. A journey through Castile-Leon and Madrid will give you the chance to see some of the most important and representative examples of Spanish defensive ar…

  • Travel back to the Middle Ages with the Castles of La Mancha.

    Travel ideas

    …(Castile-La Mancha) Here we suggest a journey into the Middle Ages in the land of famous knight Don Quixote. Castile-La Mancha is in inland Spain, and is the ideal place to travel back in time and discover castles that w…

  • Route of the frontier fortifications in Salamanca.

    Routes

    …Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) Castles and fortresses. This route covers a part of Salamanca that used to be a combat zone and a place where battles on the border took place. On this fascinating cultural route you can discove…

  • Have you visited any of Spain's most impressive castles?.

    Travel ideas

    …Have you ever dreamt of being a Knight Templar? Of marching triumphantly into a castle, or exploring passageways steeped in history? Spain is the perfect place to make these dreams come true, as it is full of castles pre…

  • La Almudaina Royal Palace. Palma.

    Art | Monuments

    …Calle Palau Reial, s/n. 07001. Palma. Majorca. (Balearic Islands) Fax.: +34 971719145 | E-mail: palaciorealalmudaina@patrimonionacional.es. The Alcázar Real in Majorca. The name means a citadel outside the city walls. La…

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