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Vallmoll Castle

The Castle of Vallmoll is a fundamental part of the reconquest of Saracen rule because, in a contemporary way in the origin of the castle, a series of castles, forts and fortifications were established that gave protection to the repopulations of the territory located between the Francolí river and the Gaià river. As a result of these, a network of castles was created dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, of which Vallmoll stands out for the strength of its walls and tower, and for the great extension of its enclosure.

The current composition is not the original, but is the sum of different transformations and additions, of which we can highlight those produced during the fifteenth century and the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as the most important. The structure of the castle spaces responds to a classical composition, as it is located at the highest point of the hill overlooking the village, and its access is tangent to the south facade, bayonet and flanked by a bastion. This access leads directly to what can be called the courtyard, which also flanked flanked by a tower, the west. It is in this courtyard, where we find the real access to the Castle buildings. This door, together with its portal and the whole wing of the already consolidated building, corresponds to a 15th-century building destined for the castle's residential spaces, which are closed at the level of openings in the courtyard and open. in the next courtyard, what we can call the palace courtyard, which had a large contemporary staircase to the main portal and led directly to the main floor, where there is a large hall and the Tower of the Tribute. This courtyard of the palace was completely surrounded by buildings intended for room use combined with stable uses. An important element of the Castle is the last renovations carried out on the south façade, the work of the Renaissance architect Pere Blai (also the author of the chapel of Santa Tecla in the Cathedral of Tarragona and the building of the Palau de la Generalitat in the Plaça de Sant Jaume in Barcelona). As a result of this intervention, we can enjoy a façade with padded ashlars and openings also framed with padding and gratings.

PHASE I - STRUCTURAL CONSOLIDATION IN THE EAST

Promoter - INCASOL  

Constructora - RECOP Restauracions Arquitectòniques SLU

Year - 2011

PEC -  € 398,304

PHASE II - HOMAGE TOWER EMERGENCY CONSOLIDATION

Promoter - Vallmoll City Council

Year - 2010

PEC -  € 280,000

PHASE III - ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION - PATIS-FAÇADES

Promoter - Vallmoll City Council

Constructora - RECOP Restauracions Arquitectòniques SLU

Year - 2017

PEC - € 613,375.65

PHASE IV - EXTENSIVE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION

Promoter - Vallmoll City Council

Constructora - RECOP Restauracions Arquitectòniques SLU

Year - 2011

PEC -  € 540,888.07

PHASE V - TORRES EST INTERVENTION

Promoter - Vallmoll City Council

Constructora - DAMARIM SL

Year - 2021

PEC - € 400,000

PHASE VI - NEW NORTHERN ZONE ACCESS

Promoter - Vallmoll City Council

Written in 2021

PEC - € 931,515.27

Location -  41.24374715808935, 1.2482773401828735

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