Barcelona Photoblog: Castles: Salvana Tower at Santa Coloma de Cervello

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Castles: Salvana Tower at Santa Coloma de Cervello

Castles: Salvana Tower at Santa Coloma de Cervellò
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An abandoned castle near Colonia Guell in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona city. Known as Salvana Tower, the castle was first documented in 992, the year it was sold by Ramón Borrel i Ermengol to the lord of Masquefa castle whose heirs first acquired the Cervelló name and the title of Baron until 1297. After that it was occupied by different illustrious families until 1857. Most of the castles I see here in Catalonia are lost up there in the mountains and I rarely have time to take my camera and climb up for some good pictures, so being this close has been an interesting experience. It is a pity that being so near to Gaudi's Colonia Güell , nothing is done to restore the tower, at least. Behind the building there is a beautiful valley the dwellers must have been scrutinizing constantly for different reasons and in between, the highway to Barcelona.


  1. Anonymous12:41 PM

    Wow, this is a beautiful and very interesting image.
    Its a pity that the walls full of grafiti and nothings done to restore the building.

  2. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Wow. Very cool. I've got nothing like that in Parker!

  3. Anonymous1:41 PM

    I can see see the people and hear the sounds of this castle when it was occupied. I assume it would cost an arm and leg to restore it for modern use. Wow. As you suggested, the view must be fantastic. I like your photography a lot on this subject. You did a great job.

  4. beautiful, yeah its a pity that they are letting it rot, i always have this thing with anything old, it seems i was born in the wrong century

  5. Anonymous1:48 AM

    and then you have the Diaper Stains that have to spray paint their little Gang tags all over it...Some Peoples Kids !!

  6. Yep, those tags, with all due respect could be somewhere else. But hey, I think somebody could start preserving the castle first.


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