|castle - Spain|
Segovia is a very unusual town. To understand why, you need to look on the following image from Google maps.
, read more...
||Javier Castle||Rating: 7.40|
|Javier Castle was originally built in the 10th century. From 1236 it belonged to the king of Navarre and was rebuilt many times until it was destroyed in 1516, after the capture of the Kingdom of Navarre by the Spaniards.|
At that time, the castle was owned by the father of Francisco Xavier, co-founder of the Jesuit Order. The first Catholic missionary in Japan was born in the castle, but his father’s lands were soon confiscated. In his honor, in March, pilgrims come to the castle and monastery, read more...
||Palma de Mallorca||Rating: 7.40|
|Palma is the capital of Majorca and a major tourist center. We visited it already twice, and the second time we came on New Year's, read more...|
||Capdepera castle||Rating: 6.80|
|A large and well-preserved 16th-century castle. Inside the walls were 50 buildings for 200 inhabitants, so this is even more a fortress, than a castle. The construction was carried out in 1342 - 1386, at the times when pirates actively attacked Mallorca, read more...|
||Olite castle (Castillo-Palacio Real de Olite)||Rating: 6.60|
|The residence of the Navarre King Charles the Noble in the city of Olite. Built in the 15th century in the Gothic style and rebuilt in the 20th century, read more...|
||Loarre castle||Rating: 5.80|
|A large fortress in the Aragon region, one of the oldest Spanish defensive structures. It was built in the middle of the Reconquista, when Christians fought with the Arabs (Moors) who settled in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. The castle in the Romanesque style was founded in the 11th century, and the walls were built in 1297, read more...|
||Santueri castle||Rating: 5.20|
|Dilapidated cliff castle on the island of Mallorca. The surviving walls date back to the 14th century, although the Moorish (Arab) fortification existed here long time before, read more...|