Òdena Castle

This castle is of key importance in the Òdena basin. The oldest documents to mention the castle date back to 957 AD. It remained in the hands of the Òdena family (involved in numerous episodes of feudal violence in the 12th and 13th century throughout the county) until the end of the 13th century, when it fell under the control of the Cardona family.

Vilademàger Castle

This imposing castle, situated at the top of a bluff, dates back to at least the year 987. Under the dominion of the counts of Barcelona, it was entrusted first of all to the Queralt family and then to the Cervelló family, who held the title of Barons of Llacuna. Its walled enclosure and towers are especially noteworthy.

Sant Esteve Castle

Imposing fortress flanked by two albarrana towers. Due to its location it was an important site at times of conquest and throughout the Middle Age. It was finally destroyed in 1822 during the war between absolutists and liberals. The castle’s most noteworthy features include the mediaeval graffiti on the dungeon walls, representing castles, knights and siege engines.

Orpí Castle

Dating back to at least the 10th century, it is mentioned as the boundary castle between the bishoprics of Vic and Barcelona. Known as “Castro Auripini”, it served to protect the counties of Osona and Barcelona against raids by the Moors. It formed part of the possessions of the Claramunt family in the 12th century and fell under the control of the Cardona family in the early 14th century. The tower is particularly impressive.

Miralles Castle

Dating back to the 10th century, Miralles Castle enabled the control and repopulation of the county towards the west. Located in the county of Barcelona, the castle was entrusted to the Cervelló family, who from the 14th century held the barony of Llacuna, which included this and other possessions in the area. The most noteworthy surviving feature of this construction is the double walled enclosure and the Romanesque church.

Jorba Castle

Jorba Castle stands out for its superb strategic location (controlling the paths leading to the Òdena basin), for its tower and for the walls enclosing the site. Dating back to the 10th century, it became a key site in the 12th century, thanks to Baron Guerau de Jorba, a highly influential nobleman in this period.