Castles of Spain

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.

photo montemayor del rio


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.


There are many excellent Spanish language web sites out there and a few can be found by following the web links page on the main menu to the left, but there are many others. There are not so many sites on Spanish castles in the English language so this one is a small addition to that list.

 

 

Finding your way around this site

The main subphoto xavier castleject menus are available on the left hand side of each page.

Many of the pages have forward or backward arrows at the bottom, especially where the subject topic continues over the next page. There are occasional hyperlinks within the text to associated pages elsewhere on the site.

All of the comment, the photographs and the articles within these pages are my own. If you would like to drop me a line about any aspect of this site or castles of Spain generally, you can email via the Contact us page. Thanks.

 


Photos on this page: Header montage, clockwise from l; Zuheros, Villalonso, Jerez,Valencia de Don Juan, Ronda. Top; Montemayor del Rio. Bottom; Xavier.