Hidden attractions of Cambrils
Beyond the tourist Cambrils there is a town full of history that awaits travelers who want to discover it.
Above all, the Route of the Spaces of the Civil War stands out; a guided tour with tickets on sale at the Cambrils History Museum.
An itinerary through the spaces where the most significant aspects of the civil war took place. Well, Cambrils, despite not being a front town, lived through the continuous passage of troops, ammunition and wounded and was the target of frequent air raids.
The route passes through Molino de las Tres Eras, the air raid shelter on Creus street, the Cultural Center, Plaza España, the Rectory, the Vidal y Barraquer house and the Church Square.
The star visit of the route is the anti-aircraft shelter on Calle Creus, which is still 90 meters long and has several entrances; one of them in the square of the church of Santa María.
Those who are more interested in local products and gastronomy can visit the old modernist building of the Cooperative, the work of the architect Bernardí Martorell, declared a site of local interest. In it you can get to know the craft culture in the exhibition “The production of oil and wine”. Union Street, 2.
For lovers of culture, you can also visit the Molino de las Tres Eras, an old hydraulic flour mill and current headquarters of the Cambrils History Museum. Throughout the year you can visit the exhibitions “The old town of Cambrils” a review of prehistory and late Roman times through the Neolithic, the Iberians and the Romans and “The mill of the three Eras, living testimony of the past ” showing the original use of the building.
Throughout the year you can visit the exhibitions “The old town of Cambrils” a review of prehistory and late Roman times through the Neolithic, the Iberians and the Romans and “The mill of the three Eras, living testimony of the past ” showing the original use of the building. Built in the s. XVIII to prevent pirate attacks, it was the point from which the first houses in the beach area were built. The tower was used as a jail and surveillance site during the civil war.
In the area of La Llosa you will find the Roman ruins of Villa de La Llosa. It is a site open to the public with the remains of a villa dating from the 1st century BC to the 6th AD. A site where remains of private baths, a warehouse area, silos, private residences and a small necropolis have been found. It offers guided tours one day a week.
You can also visit the Torre de la Ermita, a medieval defense tower that can be reached after climbing more than 80 stairs to discover a highly recommended panoramic view of Cambrils. In it you can visit the permanent exhibition “A place called Cambrils” about the history of the town in medieval times; Declared a Royal Villa at the time due to its proximity to the sea, the royal road and the roads that led inland.
It is located in the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Camino next to the route of the old Via Augusta.
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