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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  • 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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