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A guide to Spanish castles

"Spain is the land of castles." Surely you have heard this phrase before. But it is very true. We are saying goodbye to autumn and opening the doors to winter and it is during this time of the year when you most enjoy walking around the ancient but attractive Spanish castles.
Therefore - knowing that you are a fan of medieval Spanish architecture - we have prepared a selection of the most surprising and genuine castles. You can use this guide to take a break and have a different kind of weekend. Now sit back and pay attention as we are ready to start!

Templar Castle of Ponferrada

The Castle of Ponferrada is a unique site, with a convulsed and extensive history that has its origins in the Celts, Romans and Visigoths. However, it owes its name to the León royalty who ceded the castle to the Templars until 1312 when the order was dissolved. Some time later, the castle's architecture slowly began deteriorating until 1924 when its reconstruction started. Its Torre del Homenaje, together with the coats of arms and shields that it still houses, are this castle's greatest features.

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Almodóvar del Río Castle

This castle has always been an attraction for tourists, but after its appearance in the seventh season of the television series, Game of Thrones, its popularity has hit sky high. The Almodóvar del Río Castle is one of the best preserved in Spain. In addition, it offers beautiful views over the Guadalquivir River.

D'En Plaja Castle in Lloret de Mar

Although this is the youngest castle among those that we have mentioned, it has won its position in this list because of its beauty. This castle is definitely the symbol of Lloret de Mar and a must-see site. The wide path that surrounds the castle encourages you to take a few photos and capture its beautiful views.

Bellver Castle in Palma

This castle has a round structure that represents the Mallorcan Gothic architecture and is the only one of its kind in Spain. From its upper part you can see the beautiful port of Palma and the Bellver Forest. 

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Coca Castle in Segovia

This castle dates from the fifteenth century, however it has been perfectly preserved to this day. The gothic-mudejar style of Coca Castle together with its reddish colour immediately direct all the focus on its majestic structure.

Castillo de los Mendoza in Manzanares el Real

The most attractive feature of this fortress is its geographical location, on top of a hill in Manzanares el Real. This gives a privileged view on the Sierra de Guadarrama and Pedriza.

Loarre Castle, Huesca, Aragón

This is a Romanesque castle that is made of limestone and has become a true visual spectacle. This was the site chosen for the filming of the movie "Kingdom of Heaven". The castle is surrounded by a huge wall of more than 170 metres long, which together with its golden towers are unique attractions.

Tossa de Mar Castle

Spain has something very special in the form of castles at the foot of the sea, just like this one. It stands out for its enormous peace and tranquility. From its viewpoint you can enjoy an exquisite view of the sea - the perfect place to make a marriage proposal. A true treasure in Catalonia.

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