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Requesens Castle. Photographer: Gutifoll.
Along the Catalan geography the traveler can find fortified buildings of many types and sizes, remains from the Medieval times and the following centuries. In Catalonia there are about six hundred castles, fortresses, watchtowers and walled towns distributed throughout the whole country.

The bivouac shelter are small (for 4-20 people) and are always open, but not staffed. This type of shelters provide facilities like bunk beds, emergency radio and rescue material.
The guarded refuges are quite large, offer a series of basic services (blankets, meals, drinks, showers, information) and are open during summer holidays. In the absence of the staff, there is a space with few places that can be used as a bivouac shelter. These huts require reservations.
The mountain hostels (xalet) offer quality services and are located in places that can be reached at any time of the year by vehicle. They are usually staffed throughout the year.

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