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TORREDEMBARRA - Magical holidays in Costa Dorada

The Castle

Crossing through the Padrines gate you will find the Icart Castle, the current headquarters of the Torredembarra Council. This is the only new civil construction in the Catalan Renaissance period still remaining in Catalonia.

Lluis Icart, the lord of the town, started building it in 1565 and finished it 15 years later. The building was intended as a residence / fortress to dominate the populace.

With a square layout and four towers on the sides, it was positioned at the highest part of the town and, following Mediterranean tradition, it housed a patio with a porticoes façade and arcades. The rooms were structured around the central patio. Between the main door and the patio is a rectangular section which acted as the portico, covered by a vault which is attributed to master craftsman Pere Blai.

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