domingo, 21 de octubre de 2007

Castle of Fuentidueña of Tajo (Madrid). Castillo de Fuentidueña

Castle Fuentidueña of Tajo is on a hill that dominates the population called Loma del Castillo, next to the cemetery in the town of Fuentidueña of Tajo, in the province of Madrid.

There are indications that could be built in the twelfth century and expanded or rebuilt in the fourteenth century. Its history is connected with the Reconquista and the kings Alfonso VI and Alfonso VIII.

miércoles, 17 de octubre de 2007

Castle of Mesones de Isuela (Zaragoza, Aragón). Castillo de los Luna en Mesones de Isuela

One of the most important castles in the kingdom of Aragon. Castle Moon in Mesones of Isuela, near of the Aranda's river, on the border with Castilla.

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2007

Castle of Tiedra, Valladolid (Castilla León). Castillo de Tiedra (Spain)

The Castle of Tiedra in Valladolid (Spain), appears by first in the embassy of the Cid before Doña Urraca in whom Sancho II of Castile along with offers other possessions in exchange for the city of Zamora.

Tiedra belonged to the kingdom of Leon and was border with the kingdom of Castilla in the XII.

The castle of Tiedra comprises of the historical line of defense of the Torozos mounts. Its construction dates between centuries XII and XIII, giving an idea us of the simple thing that they were these primitive defensive constructions, because as still we see there it dealed with one massive tower surrounded and encastillada within a defensive enclosure. This castle of Tiedra is formed by a square tower protected by close. The tower is of ashlar masonry, consists of several vaulted floors and has three ajimezados hollows of little width. They conserve matacanes on which the nonexistent battlements would go. As far as close it is necessary to say that it has little height, it forms exagonal and is constructed in sillarejo. This old castle was possession of the linajudas families terracampinas of the Meneses and the Girón.

sábado, 6 de octubre de 2007

Video about Don John of Austria. Lepanto.

I found this video about the Spanish Hero Don Juan de Austria (Don John of Austria), victorious Commander-in-Chief of the European Armada at the Battle of Lepanto (1571) against the Turks.

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2007

Castle of Montealegre de Campos (Valladolid, Castilla y Leon). Castillo de Montealegre.

The Castle of Montealegre was constructed in the Century XIII or principles of XIV by Alfonso Menezes, and replaced the one of Villalba of the Alcores like main strength of this family. This immense castle, of high walls and towers never was conquered by the arms.

lunes, 1 de octubre de 2007

Castle of Encina's Baños. Castillo de Baños de la Encina (Jaen, Andalucia)

This magnificent castle dominates the small town of Banos de la Encina which lies about 28 miles north of the city of Jaen.
its fifteen ten metre high towers, the fortress was constructed on the orders of Al-Hakam II, who dominated the area, and was completed in 970.

Originally named simply Baños, the village bacame 'de la Encina' ('of the holm oaks') in the 13th Century, when an apparition of the Virgin Mary was reported to have occurred amongst the oak trees.