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In the Photos of the Readers of La Vanguardia we can see how a large orange cloud crowns the imposing castle of Cardona, in the Bages region.
This spectacular fortress concentrates centuries of history. The exceptional Collegiate Church of San Vicente stands out, a jewel of Catalan Lombard Romanesque.
Cardona Castle is probably the most important medieval fortress in Catalonia. It is located on a hill overlooking the salino valley and the Cardener valley.
It was built in the year 886 by Wifredo el Velloso. Romanesque and Gothic in style, it includes the so-called Sala Daurada and the Sala dels Entresòls.
Its jewel is the Minyona tower (from the 11th century), 15 meters high and more than 10 meters in diameter, and the Romanesque church of San Vicente de Cardona.
Currently, the castle houses the Parador Nacional de Turismo Duques de Cardona and has been included among the ten best castles in Europe to stay in by TripAdvisor users.