Located on Europe’s the Iberian Peninsula, the country includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures.
The capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters.
Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.
The country is part of the few countries in Europe that have some wonderful and beautiful castles scattered all over the country. These castles were designed to withstand sieges from everyone from Moorish invaders to the king in the next province. Below are a few of these castles;
1. Lorca Castle
Castle of Lorca in Lorca, Murcia, Spain, is a fortress of medieval origin constructed between the 9th and 15th centuries. It consists of a series of defensive structures that, during the Middle Ages, made the town and the fortress an impregnable point in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula.
2. Coca Castle
The Castle of Coca is a castle located in the Coca municipality, central Spain. The castle was constructed in the 15th century and has been considered to be one of the best examples of Spanish Mudejar brickwork which incorporates Moorish Muslim design and construction with Gothic architecture.
3. Castle of La Mota
The Castle of La Mota or Castillo de La Mota is a medieval fortress, located in the town of Medina del Campo, province of Valladolid, Spain. It is so named because of its location on an elevated hill, a mota, from where it dominates the town and surrounding land.
4. Bellver Castle
Bellver Castle is a Gothic-style castle on a hill 3 km to the west of the centre of Palma on the Island of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Majorca and is one of the few circular castles in Europe.
5. New Castle of Manzanares el Real
The New Castle of Manzanares el Real, also known as Castle of Los Mendoza, is a palace fortress erected in the 15th century in the town of Manzanares el Real, next to the Santillana reservoir at the foot of Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range.
6. Alcazaba of Almeria
The Alcazaba of Almería is a fortified complex in Almería, southern Spain. The word Alcazaba, from the Arabic word, signifies a walled fortification in a city. The city of Almeria is known for its gorgeous beaches, most of which are completely unspoilt, despite their popularity. The most spectacular stretches of sand are to be found in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park where the virginal playas back on to terrain studded with cacti, dunes, and mountains.