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Santa Creu Castle in Calafell

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Castell de la Santa Creu de Calafell
© Joan Capdevila Vallvé

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Offering magnificent views over the plains of Calafell, you’ll reach this hilltop castle by walking up along narrow streets with a medieval air. It was built here in the twelfth century during the reconquest and repopulation of the territory against the Moors and the old town of Calafell grew in its sheltering shadow. You’ll see the remains of the medieval necropolis with tombs carved into the rock. Above the church is the comunidor, a square building that was open to the four winds and storms and was reputed to ward off both storms and demons and bless the town. You can still see cannon holes in the castle walls.

By: Xavier Amat



Address: Carrer de les Penyes, s/n
Calafell (Baix Penedès)
Price: General admission: €4. Concessionary admission: €2.50.
Opening hours: Open 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday in summer.
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