Thanks for visiting this Castles of Spain website – I hope you find something of interest here.
Spain has one of the largest number of castles to be visited anywhere in Europe today and through the pages of this site I will aim to portray a little of this wealth. I will not be delving too deeply into the history of Spain but will be making reference to important periods if this has a bearing on castle design and development. It will cover the period from the Muslim arrival into Spain in the 8th century until the end of the middle ages.
Along with many historians of castles nowadays I will be considering the social and political aspects of castles and not just the military function that the castles of Spain undoubtedly possessed.