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.
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
Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal
Chastel Blank (White Castle), Syria
Chateau d’Arricau Bordes, France
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
Konigsberg castle-Kaliningrad, Founded by Premysl Ottokar II, Czech King
Bouzov Castle, Czech Republic
Castles of Knights Hospitallers
Castles of Knights Hospitallers (Knights of Saint John, Knights of Malta). Castles can be found in Mediterranean sea.
Castles of Calatrava Order are located in Spain.
Castillo de Calatrava la Nueva, Spain
Alcaniz Castle, Spain
Castles of Knight of St. James Order
Ucles Monastery, Spain, Order HQ
Knights of the Cross with the Red Star
Knights of the Cross with the Red Star HQ, Prague