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Miravet's castle is considered to be the best example of Templar military architecture of Catalonia.

In Miravet's castle can observe remains of the Moslem work as well as contributions of the "taifa" and Almoravid period, and though it was thinking that most of the most significant construction was corresponding to the work of the Templars, excavations and actions realized by the Government of Catalonia indicate that most of the construction is Islamic, though later it was reformed by the Templars who, for example, lined with regular masonry the top enclosure or Sobirà (sovereign).

The Templars did of Miravet's castle one magnificently and innovative castle- convent, of authentic crossed spirit, inspired probably by the Islamic ribats and the Syrian and Byzantine fortresses. Nevertheless, its height and work denote an evident influence of the Cistercian Provençal style, rigorously, austerly and soberly according to the Sain Bernard's ideal ones.

This photo is taken inside the parade ground of the castle, on a wall that was receiving the warm solar light of the late afternoon at summertime, which was offering me an interesting contrast with the clean blue sky, with the big shade, and a nice graphical effect of its loopholes. Already I have presented other photos of this magnificent castle previously.

I hope that you like.

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El castillo de Miravet está considerado el mejor ejemplo de arquitectura militar templaria de Cataluña.

En el castillo de Miravet pueden observarse restos de la obra musulmana así como aportaciones del periodo taifa y almorávide, y aunque se consideraba que la mayor parte de la construcción más significativa correspondía a la obra de los Templarios, excavaciones y actuaciones realizadas por el Gobierno de Cataluña indican que la mayor parte de la construcción es islámica, aunque después fuera reformada por los templarios que, por ejemplo, forraron con mampostería regular el recinto superior o Sobirà (soberano).

Los templarios hicieron del castillo de Miravet un magnífico e innovador castillo-convento, de auténtico espíritu cruzado, inspirados quizás en los ribats islámicos y las fortalezas sirias y bizantinas. Sin embargo, su talla y obra denotan una evidente influencia del estilo cisterciense provenzal, riguroso, austero y sobrio según los ideales de San Bernardo.

Esta foto está tomada dentro del patio de armas del castillo, sobre un muro que estaba recibiendo la cálida luz solar del atardecer del verano, que me ofrecía un interesante contraste con el limpio cielo azul, con la gran sombra, y un bonito efecto gráfico de sus aspilleras. Ya he presentado otras fotos de este magnífico castillo anteriormente.

Espero que os guste.

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