Spanish castles are very varied
because of the many architectural influences.
They were built mainly to stop the Arabs from advancing
in their attack. Spanish castles have a distinct look, the architecture is many times
influenced by the Arab style.
Most of the Castles in Spain are
located in the region of Castille & Leon. Even the name of this region is derived from the
word “castle”. But there are many castles in other regions of Spain too, some of them
constructed by the Moors while others by the Christian army when they reconquered the
territories in the Iberian peninsula.
Although at one point it is believed there were over
10,000 castles in the current territory of Spain today about 2000 castles still exist and the
number of the ones that can be visited is far less.