Castles in Spain

A country steeped in history, Spain has its share of charming castles. Even though royalty lived in them for brief periods, more often Spanish castles were designed to withstand sieges.
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Castillo de Colomares, Spain A monument erected in the late 20th century to pay homage to #ChristopherColumbus and the Discovery of America

Castillo de Colomares, Spain A monument erected in the late century to pay homage to and the Discovery of America

Torre de Hercules, Spain A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest Roman lighthouse in use with almost 1900 years of history…

The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula about kilometers from the centre of La Coruna, in north-western Spain. The structure is 55 metres tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain.

Coca Castle, Coca, Segovia, Castile-Leon, Spain

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Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite, Spain A German traveler once wrote: "Surely there is no king with a more beautiful castle or palace and with so many gilded rooms ... it could not say or even could imagine how magnificent and sumptuous is this palace”

The Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite or The Royal Palace of Olite was one of the seats of the Court of the Kingdom of Navarre, since the reign of Charles III 'the Noble' until its union with Castile

Castillo de La Mota, Spain An impressive medieval fortress located on an elevated hill made entirely of local red brick

The Castle of La Mota is a medieval fortress located on an elevated hill, (thus its name: 'mota' is Spanish for hill), from where it dominates the town and surrounding land.

Castle of Xàtiva, Valencia - Spain - on the ancient roadway Via Augusta leading from Rome across the Pyrenees and down the Mediterranean coast to Cartagena and Cádiz.

Castle of Xàtiva, Valencia, Spain: On the ancient roadway Via Augusta leading from Rome across the Pyrenees and down the Mediterranean coast to Cartagena and Cádiz.

Alcazar Castle in the winter, Segovia, Spain. - This castle is just 50 minutes away form Madrid... a wonderful view! Best Thailand Blog http://www.phuketon.com?utm_content=buffer3a586&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Alcazar Castle Segovia, Spain I would want to visit this castle because it is absolutely gorgeous and I would like to see what the castle looks like inside to compare it to modern castles today.

Castle of Loarre, #Huesca, #Spain One of the oldest castles in Spain, it was built largely during the 11th and 12th centuries, when its position on the frontier between Christian and Muslim lands gave it strategic importance. The entire complex consists of a Romanesque Castle and an Abbey. It appeared in the epic film Kingdom of Heaven

Castle of Loarre, #Huesca, #Spain One of the oldest castles in Spain, it was built largely during the 11th and 12th centuries, when its position on the frontier between Christian and Muslim lands gave it strategic importance. The entire complex consists of a Romanesque Castle and an Abbey. It appeared in the epic film Kingdom of Heaven

Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante, Spain Perched on top of Mount Benacantil, at a height of 166 meters, stands one of Spain’s largest medieval fortresses, providing great views of Alicante’s perfect bay. Its origins date back to the 9th century at the time of Muslim control of the Iberian Peninsula

Santa Barbara Castle is a fortification in the center of Alicante, standing on Mount Benacantil m high). The origins of the castle date to the century at the time of Muslim control of the Iberian Peninsula.

Colomares castle – Benalmadena, Andalusia, Spain

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Atalaya Castle (Castillo de la Atalaya or Castillo de Villena),  Villena, province of Alicante, Spain...    www.castlesandmanorhouses.com?utm_content=buffer0290a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer   ...    The castle commands the former frontier between the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon.

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Atalaya Castle (Castillo de la Atalaya or Castillo de Villena), Villena, province of Alicante, Spain... www.castlesandmanorhouses.com?utm_content=buffer0290a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer ... The castle commands the former frontier between the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon.

Bellver Castle, Palma de Mallorca, Spain An impressive Gothic style #castle built in the 14th century for King James II of Majorca, it is now one of the main tourist attractions of the island

Bellver Castle, Palma de Mallorca, Spain An impressive Gothic style built in the century for King James II of Majorca, it is now one of the main tourist attractions of the island

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