Remind us of the risk of the collapse of the tower of the SIXTEENTH-century Barcelona


Barcelona, 16 July (EFE).- The association Hispania Nostra, was indicted with the risk of the collapse of the Tower, Further Enrich, or Tower of the Moors, is a building of the XVI century, is located in the heart of the gothic quarter, in the Horta-Guinardó, which is due to the poor condition in which it is located.

In accordance with the Hispania Nostra, the building, which is designated by the City council of Barcelona and of Catalonia as a “Cultural asset of Local Interest”, is in a “sad state”, and on the farm have already been occupied several times over the last few years, up to the present day, in which a group of chatarreros used as a store room.

The tower has been included in the Red List of the Stockholders who shall prepare Hispania Nostra ( and it has about 800 monuments of the Spanish people, who are at risk of disappearing if we do not act immediately.

The element of danger is a lookout tower of the SIXTEENTH century, which belonged to the old farmhouse that has More to Enrich, then the Can-Fontanet, in and around which they formed a small group, later called the district of the City, completely exhausted.

It was a point of transition, and the rest of the troops on their way to the castle from Valldaura to the count and countess of Barcelona, in the serra de Collserola.

Some of the nobles, and as the archduke and his wife are gone too, because she is, in addition to the family, Fontanet, a supporter of the cause of austriacista during the War of the Spanish Succession, and it is considered to be a safe place on the outskirts of the city of Barcelona.

In the nineteenth CENTURY, the area was known as the tannery of the skins, which are filled with water from the Garden.

In the middle of the twentieth century, it became a foundry, and at the time of the dictatorship, franco had hidden a printing of the publications of the communists, which has never been discovered.

Today, it is a scrapyard, and the “your status has deteriorated even more,” said Hispania Nostra.

The tower is square in plan, built on a tapial, with the corners of the tile, the gate to the entrance of the arc dovelado, and the two windows in the gothic style, on the first floor, there are carved two heads of a woman and the other man touched him with a turban, which is likely to have inspired the nickname of the tower.

Thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling windows have survived to the present day, in spite of the destruction of what was left of the historic district of the City, in the Garden, by reason of the construction of the Olympic Games in Barcelona, and it’s the only thing that is left is a collection of century-XVI.

Hispania Nostra, was also included in the Red List of Heritage sites, their state of conservation is a “very bad thing” for the plaster of Tòfol in Vilaverd (Tarragona), which has recently been declared a Cultural asset of Local Interest, and that “it did not bring any concrete action to accomplish your salvation.”

There are a couple of years ago, pointing to the association for the protection of the property, and he disposed of a portion of the roof fell on top of a piece of machinery that is well preserved, and has, in addition to this, the gate of the access to protect the entries you don’t want it was torn down, and you can have access to anything else on the inside.

The stucco on the Tòfol it was built in 1917 and is the only one in the whole of Catalonia, and kept the machinery in the interior, and it was the last one to close in the city of Vilaverd, with a tradition of yesera in the middle of the century XIX. TODAY.


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