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Templar Castle of Ponferrada Spain. Built in the 12 the century. In 1178 Ferdinand ll of Leon donated the city and fortress to the Templar Order protecting the pilgrims on the Way of St.James. The castle hosted the Knights Templar Grand Master of Castille. They only used the fortress for inky 20 years before being disbanded and its properties confiscated in 1311 by Catholic Monarchs.
The Castillo de Oropesa. Oropesa is a Spanish town in the province of Toledo. The town is famous for its castle-turned-parador, which was built in 1402. The "Castell de Cardona", is now a typical Parador, situated in an old castle. A parador is a kind of luxury hotel, usually located in a historic building such as a monastery or castle. Parar means to stop, halt or stay. . photosearth.com/...
Castillo de Ponferrada - El castillo templario de Ponferrada, se encuentra en la ciudad de Ponferrada, comarca de El Bierzo, Provincia de León, Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León, España se sitúa sobre una colina en la confluencia de los ríos Boeza y Sil.