The Fortress of Salses dates from the end of the XNUMXth century. Built by the Spaniards to guard their border with France, in the north of Catalonia, it was designed to withstand and use metal cannonball artillery.
The architecture of this stronghold is characterized by rigorous geometry, very thick walls and a deep depression in the ground.

A Spanish fortress in French territory

It became French when Roussillon was ceded by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.

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