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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Minorca Military History Museum. Castell, Es.

    Art | Museums

    …Plaza de la Explanada 19. 07720. Castell, Es. Minorca. (Balearic Islands) E-mail: info@museomilitarmenorca.com. www.museomilitarmenorca.com. The holdings of the Minorca Military Museum includes items from many of the mil…

  • Alcázar fortress in Segovia. Segovia.

    Art | Monuments

    …Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n. 40003. Segovia. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: patronato@alcazardesegovia.com. Standing between the confluence of the Eresma and Clamores rivers, the first documented record of the for…

  • Alcázar fortress in Toledo. Toledo.

    Art | Monuments

    …C/ Unión, s/n. 45001. Toledo. (Castilla-La Mancha) E-mail: museje@et.mde.es. www.museo.ejercito.es. It is today the site of the city's Army Museum. Its construction dates from Roman times. During the reigns of Alfonso VI…

  • 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 …

  • Renaissance Week. Medina del Campo.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Medina del Campo. Valladolid. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: medina21@medinadelcampo.es. http://imperialesycomuneros.com/. Medina del Campo, in Valladolid, is travelling back to the 15th and 16th centuries for a few days, to …

  • San Fernando Castle. Figueres.

    Art | Monuments

    …Subida al Castillo, s/n. 17600. Figueres. Girona. (Catalonia) E-mail: dif@lesfortalecescatalanes.info. www.castillosanfernando.org. San Fernando Castle is considered the largest bastion fortress in Europe. It was built t…

  • Route of the frontier fortifications in Salamanca.

    Routes

    …Salamanca. (Castilla y 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 disc…

  • La Almudaina Royal Palace. Palma.

    Art | Monuments

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

  • The Torre del Oro tower. Seville.

    Art | Monuments

    …Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, s/n. 41001. Sevilla. (Andalusia) E-mail: torreoro@fn.mde.es. www.visitasevilla.es/monumentos-y-cultura/torre-del-oro. The symbol of Seville. It was given its name (“gold tower”) because it was o…

  • 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…

  • History Festival. Ribadavia.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Ribadavia. Ourense. (Galicia) E-mail: oficina.turismo.ourense@xunta.es. http://www.turgalicia.es/. Fiesta of Ribadavia History. Travel back to the Middle Ages for a day. On the last Saturday in August you can spend a tru…

  • San Pedro Castle or Citadel. Jaca.

    Art | Monuments

    …Avenida del Primer Viernes de Mayo. Jaca. Huesca. (Aragón) http://www.ciudadeladejaca.es/. Also known as the "citadel of Jaca", it was built between the 16th and 17th centuries on the orders of King Philip II and restore…

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