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Famous Castles of Knight Orders

December 26, 2010 by  
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Famous castles-Pictures of medieval castles of Knight Orders. Templar castles, Teutonic castles, castles of Hospitallers, Knights of St. James, Calatrava order and Crusaders with Red Star.

Templar Castles

Known by many, the warriors of Knights of Templar were controversial and very powerful. Though their oath swore them to live in poverty, many gifts and donations were bestowed upon the order and were not refused. The resources were used to build on land given to them by various people. They became extremely wealthy and so powerful that they came to demise after being accused of heresy.

Acre-Akko tower-Templar HQ, Israel

Templar castles

Acre-Akko Tower Templar HQ, Israel

Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal

Tomar Portugal-Convent of the Christ

Tomar Portugal-Convent of the Christ

Chastel Blank (White Castle), Syria

Chastel Blank (White Castle), Syria

Chastel Blank (White Castle), Syria

Chateau d’Arricau Bordes, France

Chateau d'Arricau Bordes

Chateau d’Arricau Bordes

Teutonic Castles

Teutonic knights were as much powerful as the Templars were. Teutonic castles are located mostly in north-eastern and in central Europe.

Malbork Castle (Marienburg)-Teutonic HQ, Poland

Malbork castle, Poland, Teutonic order

Malbork castle, Poland, Teutonic order HQ

Konigsberg castle-Kaliningrad, Founded by Premysl Ottokar II, Czech King

Konigsberg Castle-teutonic knights, Kaliningrad

Konigsberg Castle-Kaliningrad

Bouzov Castle, Czech Republic

Bouzov castle, Czech Republic, teutonic order

Bouzov castle, Czech Republic, Teutonic castle

Castles of Knights Hospitallers

Castles of Knights Hospitallers (Knights of Saint John, Knights of Malta). Castles can be found in Mediterranean sea.

Rhodes Castle

Rhodes-Castle-Hospitallers

Rhodes Castle, Knights Hospitallers

Malta Castle

Malta castle-Hospitallers

Calatrava Castles

Castles of Calatrava Order are located in Spain.

Castillo de Calatrava la Nueva, Spain

Castillo de Calatrava la Nueva, Knights of Calatrava

 

Alcaniz Castle, Spain

Alcaniz castle-Calatrava order

Alcaniz castle-Calatrava order

Castles of Knight of St. James Order

Ucles Monastery, Spain, Order HQ

Ucles Monastery-Knights of Saint James HQ, Spain

Ucles Monastery-Knights of Saint James HQ, Spain

Knights of the Cross with the Red Star

Knights of the Cross with the Red Star HQ, Prague

Knights of the Cross with the Red Star

Church of Francisco de Assisi, Prague, Czech rep

Knights Templar

Comments

2 Responses to “Famous Castles of Knight Orders”
  1. squire says:

    This was a pretty amazing pick of images. I appreciate your work.

  2. chillies says:

    where is Krak de Chevaliers?

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