Fortificaciones modernas de los castillos roqueros del río Palancia
Author(s)López González, Concepción
KeywordsCastles of the Palancia river
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AbstractThe Palancia river has its origin in the municipal term of Toro, in the interior of the province of Castellón and it crosses the province of Valencia until its opening in the Mediterranean in the municipal term of Sagunto. Although it has a short route, it has traditionally been the natural route of communication between the Kingdom of Aragon and the one of Valencia. For this reason, since the Middle Ages, in Islamic times, it has needed a fortified network composed of watchtowers that, after the Christian conquest, were converted into fortresses to control the territory. In the province of Valencia you can still see the remains of five of these castles: Cárcel, Torres Torres, Beselga, Piló and Sagunto. The latter, by its origins, the importance and historiography of a separate study. The others were fortified during the second half of the fifteenth century and contain some common characteristics. The communication focused on the study of the constructive and formal typologies used in the modern fortification of the castles of Torres Torres and Beselga since the castle of Piló and the castle of Prison are in total ruin.
González Avilés, Ángel Benigno (Ed.). Defensive Architecture of the Mediterranean. XV to XVIII Centuries: Vol. VI: Proceedings of the International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Mediterranean Coast, FORTMED 2017. Alacant: Publicacions Universitat d’Alacant, 2017. ISBN 978-84-16724-76-5, pp. 83-90