|Palau Castell de Sacosta (Catalan)|
|Girona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Built by||Joan Sarriera|
The Palau Sacosta Castle (Catalan language:Palau Castell de Sacosta) is situated just southeast of Girona, Catalonia in the adjoining village of Palau Sacosta.
The castle was built as a protective fortress for the town of Palau Sacosta. The main structure appears to have been constructed in 1495 by Joan Sarriera, although portions of the castle (namely one of the towers) have been dated to the 13th century. The current owner is the Marquis de Montoliu. Hebrew tombstones have been found near the castle grounds indicating the presence of the Jewish cemetery which is typical given that Girona had one of the largest Jewish communities in Spain prior to 1492. Roman road markers have also been unearthed within the vicinity.
While following an overall square layout with an interior courtyard, the tower has two signature towers; one square, the other round which are both viewable from the N-II motorway that runs to the south of the castle. The towers are what contribute to the castle's other name of 'les Torres de Palau' which literally means 'the towers of Palau' in Catalan. The interior is simple in form with vaulted arch ceilings and arched stone passageways between the rooms. Everything within the castle is in a very well preserved state.
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