Traditional Geocache

Requesens

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Hidden : 1/14/2007
In Cataluña, Spain
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


L’antic poble de Requesens, al vessant sud del Puig Neulós, centra el sector del terme que comprèn la capçalera de la riera d’Anyet (dita aquí riera de Requesens). A les clarianes, enmig de grans boscúries d’alzines sureres, amb masies, avui abandonades, destaquen la parroquia santuari de la Mare de Déu de Requesens i l’antic castell, dalt d’un turó de 511 m d’altitud, el lloc és esmentat el 859 en un precepte de Carles el Calb (villare quod vocant Richosinus). En aquella època els Monts-Alberes a l’igual que el Pirineu, no delimitaven dos estats, Requesens probablement era una via de comunicació per anar de la plana del Rosselló a la plana de l’Empordà.
El castell de Requesens situat al bell mig del paratge de l'Albera, va viure els seus moments de màxima esplendor al s.XIX. L'edifici actual es tracta d'una reconstrucció neomedieval de l'antic castell del s. XIII. Els espectaculars elements defensius, aliens a la tradició regional, donen un aspecte fantasiós i de llegenda a l'edifici.

The old village of Requesens, on the southern side of the Puig Neulós, its the center of the sector of the area that embraces the head of the river Anyet (here called river of Requesens). The castle, in a hill about 511 m. high is mencioned the year 859 in a precept of Carles el Calb (villare quod vocant Richosinus). In that time the Monts- Alberes as well as the Pyrenees, didn’t set out the boundaries of two states. Requesens was probably a way to communicate the plain of Rosselló with de plain of Empordà.
The Requesens castle located in the middle of the Spot of la Albera, that lived its time of greatest splendor in the 19th century. The current building is a neo-Medieval reconstruction of the ancient castle from the 13th century. The spectacular defensive elements, alien to regional tradition, give it a fantastic appearance and of the legend of the building.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pny tevzcne/Zhfg pyvzo

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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