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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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