The Castle of Cardona, Cardona, Catalonia, Spain.... www.castlesandmanorhouses.com .... The Castle of Cardona (Catalan: Castell de Cardona) is a medieval fortress situated on a hill overlooking the valley of the Cardener river. A fortress was constructed here by Wilfred the Hairy in 886. Today the castle is used as a parador, a state-run hotel. Because of its history, it has become significant to the Catalonian independence movement.
Demonstrators march during The National Day of Catalonia on September 11, 2013 in Barcelona, Catalonia. Thousands of Catalans celebrating the 'Diada Nacional' are holding demonstrations to demand the right to hold a self-determination referendum. 11 Sep 13 Photo David Ramos