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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  • Re-enactment of the Siege of Zaragoza. Zaragoza.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Plaza de Los Sitios. 50001. Zaragoza. (Aragon) E-mail: secretario@asociacionlossitios.com. http://www.zaragoza.es/. Battles, parades and acts of homage set in the Napoleonic era. The re-enactment of the Siege of Zaragoza…

  • 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…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • The Torre del Oro tower. Seville.

    Art | Monuments

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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