Rafael López-Monné

History and culture meet in Salou’s Torre Vella

Salou’s Torre Vella, also known as Torre de Barenys or Torre de Carles V, is one of the most relevant architectural constructions of the capital city of the Costa Daurada.

We do recommend that you discover this building, erected during the Renaissance, onto a 10-metre-squared base. The construction of Torre Vella was made during the 16th century in the area of Barenys, under the orders of Archbishop of Tarragona, Pere de Cardona, who wanted to create a protected area that would stop the attacks of the pirates.

Torre Vella Arc

Over the years, in the 18th century, a typical Catalan country house was added to the structure by means of a bridge, which joins the two buildings together. Today, Salou’s Torre Vella has 3 floors connected by a stone spiral staircase. The building, of singular beauty, has undertaken several refurbishment processes along the years.

After centuries full of unique moments, alterations and different owners, Torre Vella is home nowadays of the great cultura events that take place in the city, besides being the permanent home of the Contemporary Enamel Museum.