Castle of Santa Catalina by night. Jaén.

Military History. Military Heritage

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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  • 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

    …(Castilla-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 …

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

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    …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…

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