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Castles Interpretation Center

INTRODUCTION

For the lower reaches of the river has been designed Gaią a tourist route that runs through the 11 municipalities that make up what is known as the Baix Gaią sub-county, which includes eight castles: the El Catllar, that of the Nou, Montoliu that of Vespella, that of Montornčs, Altafulla, that of Fernando and Tamarit.

The Interpretation Centre of the Castles of Baix Gaią born in order to raise awareness of these strengths to the visiting public through interpretation of their values ??and issues most relevant. The goal is to become, in this way, the reference point and the route, providing the visitor a first contact with this and the area and encouraged to visit.

With this starting point, the project presented below is conceived as an interpretation center equipment created and designed so that, through a series of museum resources and interpretive, visitors gain a number of skills that will enable understand and appreciate the Gaią Baix territory and its castles.

But it is our intention to present the castles of Baix Gaią as traditionally done with other fortifications, like a fossilized elements in time, but to understand them as fortified enclaves, which have been subject to the passage of time and different historical circumstances and local situations that have occurred. From the great baronial castles of the Middle Ages, articulation of the territory and society to their use for as diverse as housing or warehouse or, in some cases, abandonment, one can guess the influence of society and the peculiarities of territory where they are.

For further information, visit: castell.elcatllar.cat.

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Service information

SCHEDULE

Winter, from September 16th to June 14th:

  • Saturday: 10:15h, 12:15h, y:
    • del 16/09 al 31/03: 16:15h
    • del 01/04 al 31/05: 17:15h
    • del 01/06 al 14/06: 18:00h
  • Sunday: 10:15h y 12:15h.

* The other days of the week, arranged group visits by calling to City Hall: 977653101 or 977653007, Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 14:00.

Summer, from June 15th to September 15th:

  • From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:15h, 12:15h and 18h
  • Sunday: 10:15h and 12:15h.

These schedules supersede any previously enunciated.


During the summer, from July 1st to September 14th, every Friday pre-arranged tours for groups of minimum 8 persons at 21h.


PRICE
  • General admission: 2,5€
  • Concession: 2€ (Retired and pensioners - Youth Card Holders - Card Club Super 3 - Student card - Children 11 to 14 years inclusive)
  • Admission free: Under 10 years - Library Teachers
  • Groups from 10 members: 2€ / person

* The beneficiaries of free entry will not count for the purpose of group formation.

TICKETING

In the tourist information point located at the bottom of the southern moat.