Josep Marés

Castle Torija

Castle Torija (Guadalajara - Spain) It is believed that his foundation belongs to the Templars. It served as a watchtower in medieval warfare, being conquered by the Navarrese in the fifteenth century. He regained the Marquis de Santillana, finally being in possession of a branch of the Mendoza family: the Suarez de Figueroa and Mendoza, earls and viscounts of Torija Coruña. During the War of Independence was blown up by order of the Determined to prevent the French occupied. During the Civil War also suffered considerable damage, being restored in the sixties by the Department of Fine Arts and more recently by the Provincial de Guadalajara. The main tower is a museum devoted to Eisner's book Journey to the Alcarria, and the castle is home to the Provincial Tourist Interpretation Centre in Guadalajara.

Jadraque Castle

The castle of Jadraque (Guadalajara-Spain)formed part of a series of defensive constructions continuing the Roman route. The name of Jadraque proceeds of the time in which these lands were dominated by the Arabs, and by them was placed the castle in the high thing of the strategic hill, guard of roads and of the step by the valley. After its final reconquest in the year 1085 the king Alfonso I SAW, Jadraque remained in principle as village, in the jurisdiction of the common one of Village and Land of Atienza, using its Statute and its communal pastures. But later, at the beginning of the fifteenth century, they managed to become independent of the atencinos and to be constituted in Common independent, with a demarcation of own Land and a great number of villages sufragáneas. It is called also "Castle of the Cid" therefore appears cited in the epic poem of the century XII (1140) the "to Sing of the Mio Cid", cn whose pages refers to this castle along with other localities of the current one Guadalajara. The owners of the building had the denomination of Dukes of Cid, in relation also with the medieval work.

Castle Montsoliu

Montsoriu Castle is located between the towns of Arbúcies, Breda and Sant Feliu de Buixalleu in the Catalan region of the Forest, is located on a hill 650 meters above sea level, inside the Natural Park of Montseny.Su first date is documented the year 1002 on land donated to the monastery of Sant Cugat del Valles. In 1033 the marriage occurs Ermessenda Guerau Montsoriu with Cabrera, founder of the monastery of Sant Salvador de Breda, the center of the Viscount of Cabrera-Gerona, named in a donation of the year 1053 the castle and definitely changing the Soriu viscount of Girona by Cabrera from Guerau Ponç III (1145-1180). Being related to the conquest of Mallorca Guerau V Viscount of Cabrera on the orders of King James I. The royal chronicler Bernat Desclot, in 1285 concerns about the castle in these terms:

housing Mont-Rodon

Today I visited Mont-Rodon one casa.castillo sixteenth century near the village of Taradell (Barccelona) that was destroyed by war and abandoned. In 1980 it was purchased by the Ramón Costa i Pena. Not only reconstruió the castle was in ruins but it also over the years has been acquiring works of art from the eleventh to the seventeenth centuries and also of modernism, real gems that will be showing in successive pictures thanks to the kindness Mr. Ramon Costa which allowed us to visit and we was discussing "spot" each of the most important works that there preserved for safekeeping. There is a public Open Air Museum. It can only be visited by invitation and courtesy of the owner to that from this comment I extend my appreciation to both the Teresa Sola as it was he who got us the visit possible.

Castle Mont-Rodon

Hoy he visitado Mont-Rodon una casa.castillo del siglo XVI cercana a la villa de Taradell (Barccelona) que fué destruida por la guerra y abandonada. En 1980 fue adquirida por el mecenas señor Ramón Roca i Pena. No solamente reconstruió el castillo que estaba en estado ruinoso si no que además a lo largo de los años ha ido adquiriendo obras de arte de los siglos XI al XVII así como tambien del modernismo, verdaderas joyas que iré mostrando en sucesivas fotos gracias a la gentileza del señor Ramon Costa i Pena que nos permitió visitar y nos fué comentando "in situ" cada una de las obras de más relevancia que alli conserva a buen recaudo. No se trata de un museo abiero al público. Solo puede ser visitado por invitación y gentileza de su propietario al que desde este comentario hago extensivo mi agradecimiento tanto a el como a Teresa Solá que fué quien consigúió que nos fuera posible la visita ------ Today I visited Mont-Rodon one casa.castillo sixteenth century near the village of Taradell (Barccelona) that was destroyed by war and abandoned. In 1980 it was purchased by the Ramón patrons Costa i Pena. Not only reconstruió the castle was in ruins but it also over the years has been acquiring works of art from the eleventh to the seventeenth centuries and also of modernism, real gems that will be showing in successive pictures thanks to the kindness Mr. Ramon Roca which allowed us to visit and we was discussing "spot" each of the most important works that there preserved for safekeeping. There is a public Open Air Museum. It can only be visited by invitation and courtesy of the owner to that from this comment I extend my appreciation to both the Teresa Sola as it was he who got us the visit possible.

front door Mont-Rodon

Hoy he visitado Mont-Rodon una casa.castillo del siglo XVI cercana a la villa de Taradell (Barccelona) que fué destruida por la guerra y abandonada. En 1980 fue adquirida por el mecenas señor Ramón Costa i Pena. No solamente reconstruió el castillo que estaba en estado ruinoso si no que además a lo largo de los años ha ido adquiriendo obras de arte de los siglos XI al XVII así como tambien del modernismo, verdaderas joyas que iré mostrando en sucesivas fotos gracias a la gentileza del señor Ramon Roca que nos permitió visitar y nos fué comentando "in situ" cada una de las obras de más relevancia que alli conserva a buen recaudo. No se trata de un museo abiero al público. Solo puede ser visitado por invitación y gentileza de su propietario al que desde este comentario hago extensivo mi agradecimiento tanto a el como a Teresa Solá que fué quien consigúió que nos fuera posible la visita. ---- Today I visited Mont-Redon one casa.castillo sixteenth century near the village of Taradell (Barccelona) that was destroyed by war and abandoned. In 1980 it was purchased by the Ramón patrons Costa i Pena. Not only reconstruió the castle was in ruins but it also over the years has been acquiring works of art from the eleventh to the seventeenth centuries and also of modernism, real gems that will be showing in successive pictures thanks to the kindness Mr. Ramon Roca which allowed us to visit and we was discussing "spot" each of the most important works that there preserved for safekeeping. There is a public Open Air Museum. It can only be visited by invitation and courtesy of the owner to that from this comment I extend my appreciation to both the Teresa Sola as it was he who got us the visit possible.

the Hermitage Mont-Rodon

Today I visited Mont-Redon one casa.castillo sixteenth century near the village of Taradell (Barccelona) that was destroyed by war and abandoned. In 1980 it was purchased by the Ramón patrons Costa i Pena. Not only reconstruió the castle was in ruins but it also over the years has been acquiring works of art from the eleventh to the seventeenth centuries and also of modernism, real gems that will be showing in successive pictures tha to the kindness Mr. Ramon Costa i Pena which allowed us to visit and we was discussing "spot" each of the most important works that there preserved for safekeeping. There is a public Open Air Museum. It can only be visited by invitation and courtesy of the owner to that from this comment I extend my appreciation to both the Teresa Sola as it was he who got us the visit possible. --- Hoy he visitado Mont-Redon una casa.castillo del siglo XVI cercana a la villa de Taradell (Barccelona) que fué destruida por la guerra y abandonada. En 1980 fue adquirida por el mecenas señor Ramón Costa i Pena. No solamente reconstruió el castillo que estaba en estado ruinoso si no que además a lo largo de los años ha ido adquiriendo obras de arte de los siglos XI al XVII así como tambien del modernismo, verdaderas joyas que iré mostrando en sucesivas fotos gracias a la gentileza del señor Ramon Costa i Pena que nos permitió visitar y nos fué comentando "in situ" cada una de las obras de más relevancia que alli conserva a buen recaudo. No se trata de un museo abiero al público. Solo puede ser visitado por invitación y gentileza de su propietario al que desde este comentario hago extensivo mi agradecimiento tanto a el como a Teresa Solá que fué quien consigúió que nos fuera posible la visita.

Castle Fortress Hostalric.

Fortaleza casttillo de Hostalric (Girona-Cataluña- España) Fué construida en a principos del siglo XI. Actualmete en uno de sus recientos de alberga un famoso restaurante. Hostalric es un pueblo de unos 4000 habitantes. Contaba con un recinto amurallado con 8 torrres de unos 600 metros de altitud que aún se conservan asi como parte de la muralla y su puerta princial protegida por una de las torres.. Castle Fortress Hostalric (Girona-Catalonia-Spain) was built in the eleventh century . Actualmete one of their popular restaurant. Hostalric is a town of about 4000 inhabitants. It had a walled 8 torrres about 600 meters so still preserved as part of the wall and door princial protected by one of the towers..

Montsoriu castle (Detail)

El castillo de Montsoriu, ahir vaig fer una visita amb guia en commemoració dels 650 anys de la mort de Bernat de Cabrera. Els dies 18 i 19 de juliol a Montsoriu commemorarem els 650 anys de la mort de Bernat II de Cabrera, que fou ajusticiat a Saragossa el 26 de juliol de 1364. La historia data a partir del año 1002. Consultar en: http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castell_de_Montsoriu. --------------------- Castle Montsoriu yesterday I made ​​a visit with guide commemoration of the 650th anniversary of the death of Bernard de Cabrera. On 18 and 19 July Montsoriu commemorate 650 years of the death of Bernard II de Cabrera, who was executed in Zaragoza on 26 July 1364.'s History dates from the year 1002. Check in: http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castell_de_Montsoriu.

Lobby Restaurant.

Vestíbulo en restaurante Se trata de un restaurante habilitado en un castillo-fortaleza en la villa de Hostalric (Girona-Cataluña-Spain) un lugar para visitar y comer suculentos platos. ------------ Lobby Restaurant It enabled a restaurant in a castle-fortress in the town of Hostalric (Girona-Catalonia-Spain) a place to visit and eat delicious dishes..... .

Montsoliu Castle.

El Castillo de Montsoriu está situado entre las poblaciones de Arbucias, Breda y Sant Feliu de Buixalleu en la comarca catalana de la Selva, se encuentra ubicado sobre una colina de 650 metros de altitud, dentro del Parque Natural del Montseny. Su primera fecha documentada es del año 1002 en la donación de tierras al monasterio de Sant Cugat del Vallés. En el año 1033 se produce el casamiento de Ermessenda de Montsoriu con Guerau de Cabrera, fundadores del monasterio de Sant Salvador de Breda, centro del vizcondado de Cabrera-Gerona, nombrándose en una donación del año 1053 el castillo de Soriu y cambiando definitivamente el título de vizconde de Gerona por el de Cabrera a partir de Guerau III Ponç (1145-1180). Estando relacionado con la conquista de Mallorca el vizconde Guerau V de Cabrera a las órdenes del rey Jaime . ---------------------------------------- Montsoriu Castle is located between the towns of Arbúcies, Breda and Sant Feliu de Buixalleu in the Catalan region of the Forest, is located on a hill 650 meters, within the Montseny Natural Park. His first documented date is the year 1002 in the donation of land to the monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallés. In 1033 the marriage of Ermessenda Montsoriu occurs Guerau Cabrera, founder of the monastery of Sant Salvador de Breda, center vizcondado Cabrera-Gerona, naming a donation at 1053 Castle Soriu and definitely changing the title Viscount of Gerona by Cabrera from Guerau Ponç III (1145-1180). Being related to the conquest of Mallorca Viscount V Cabrera Guerau the orders of King James I..I.

Panoramic view of the Castle.

Montsoriu Castle, the most imposing Gothic castle in Catalonia and one of the country's most important medieval enclosures. Situated on top of a hill 600 meters at the foot of the Montseny National Park in. -------------------------- El castillo de Montsoriu, el castillo gótico más imponente de Cataluña y uno de los recintos medievales más importantes del país. Esta situado en la cima de una colina de más de 600 metros, al pie del Montseny declarado Parque Nacional