This castle is was built by Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona right after he conquered Ulldecona to the Moors (Arabs). In the XVth century this castle was sieged by the troops of Juan II of Aragon due to a civil war in the Aragon kingdom in which Ulldecona stood loyal to the counts of Catalunya.
Maybe because of that, this town has an extremly strong Catalan spirit – just like almost all the other towns and cities in the Catalunya autonomous region. This castle stands right at the top of a hill with the town at the bottom – in the heart of the deep Catalunya – dominating the landscape for many miles due to a very flat landscape.
I’m dying to go back there and take more photos, there is an unknown cultural universe waiting to be discovered…
Castell d’Ulldecona is Catalan for “Castle of Ulldecona/Ulldecona’s Castle”.
Taken while I was driving, not bad for a “snapshot”…
Ulldecona – Catalunya