Esconarlbou Castle

Esconarlbou Castle

Located in the municipality of Riudecanyes. To get there from the urban centre, take the road that goes straight to the castle. It can also be reached by local roads from L'Argentera local and from Vilanova d'Escornalbou.

The castle monastery of Sant Miquel d'Escornalbou is from the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. Its construction was prompted by Alfonso I, who ceded it to the church of Tarragona. The castle, the center of a great barony, and the church of Sant Miquel, were inhabited by Augustinian monks, from 1580 by the Franciscans until 1835, when the confiscation occurred. In 1843 it was acquired by John Bridgam and the first decade of this century, was acquired by Eduard Toda, rebuilt it and began restoration.

There he collected an interesting collection of prints, ceramics and objects of all kinds, and a notable library. The most important of all are the Romanesque church, the remains of the chapter house and cloister, as well as the residence of Mr. Toda, carefully restored, whose visit will allow us to see how it was a mansion of the beginning of 1900.

From the arches of the cloister, and especially from the chapel of Santa Barbara, located at the top of the set, you can enjoy one of the best views in the Tarragona region

Castle Monastery of St.. Miguel de Escornalbou

Facilities for the disabled and blind people.

Guided tours for school groups and adults
Information: 977 834 007
Bookings: 695 186 873

The guardians of Escornalbou
A guided tour through the interior of the house and play tracks in groups of different ways to scroll through the immediate vicinity of buildings Escornalbou, to find the different masks that guard the entrances and the most scenic places.
Aimed at middle and upper primary
Duration of activity: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Play with pictures 
This activity, along with the itinerary for the entire monument, we can identify and find the different coats and symbols inside and outside of these buildings. Finally, each student completes developed its own coat!
Aimed at upper primary
Duration of activity: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Discover the history of Escornalbou 
Activity educator and research work of historical documentary sources, where students can discover the past and modern medieval castle monastery. The second part of the activity focused on the guided tour inside the mansion, serves to bring them to the daily life of a wealthy family from the early twentieth century.
Aimed at upper secondary and high school ESO
Duration of Activity: 2 hours

Routes around San Miguel de Escornalbou 
Possible routes in the campus landscape monuments of San Miguel de Escornalbou: the square, the source of the Saracen, the ride of the friars, the church of Santa Barbara and the mountain environment. The three routes offer visitors the opportunity to observe the various buildings associated with the castle and monastery of San Miguel de Escornalbou and understand the historical, contextualized within their environment. Must not necessarily all, since it is not a circular route.
Aimed at elementary and high school ESO. Free visit. It provides a guide with suggestions. Ask at the reception.
Duration of tour: 1 hour

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