Friday, March 22, 2013

BARCELONA: CASTLE OF CARDONA


The castle of Cardona is made up of a series of structures which are the result of 2,500 years of human occupation of the hill. From its summit, 585 metres high, there is a fantastic view over the basin of the river Cardener and of the salt outcrop of Cardona, a fact which made it uniquely well situated to defend the salt mine of Súria and the salt trade through the Cardener valley.



Castle of Cardona



Cardona Castle in Catalonia
As it's easily imagined, the views from Cardona Castle are wonderful thanks to its privileged location on the top of a hill


Castle of Cardona
The Castle of Cardona was the residence of the Lords of Cardona during the middle ages. On the right appears the Sant Vicenç collegiate church, a jewel of Catalan Lombard Romanesque




Cardona Castle in Catalonia
An overview of the external walls of Cardona Castle, where you can see the Tower of La Minyona


Arcade inside the Castle of Cardona in Catalonia
Arcade inside the castle of Cardona in Catalonia


Cloister inside the Castle of Cardona
In this picture you can see the previous Arcade behind the cloister of the House of Canons inside the Castle of Cardona



Cloister inside the Castle of Cardona
Gothic archs of the cloister of the House of Canons inside the Castle of Cardona



Castle of Cardona in Catalonia
Beautiful corner beside the cloister of the House of Canons inside the Castle of Cardona



Castle of Cardona in Catalonia
Overview of the cloister of the House of Canons inside the Castle of Cardona. On the right, the Atrium precedes the entrance to the church



Castle of Cardona in Catalonia
A really well conseved bastion of Cardona Castle in Catalonia



Salt mine of Súria


Salt mines of Súria in Catalonia
A view of the well-know salt mines of Suria from Cardona Castle



Views from the Castle of Cardona




View from the Castle of Cardona
A fantastic view of Cardona and surroundings from the Castle



Panoramic view from the Castle of Cardona
Finally, a panoramic view from the Castle of Cardona




Besides, if you like medieval architecture, clicking on the next links you will find more beautiful castles, villages and fantastic medieval monasteries in Catalonia:



- Medieval castles

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