Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La torre carolíngia de guaita del castellà de Llançà, Alt Empordà (Girona)

Anna Pujol Puigvehí


The excavation on the Castellà let us know that this rock has had an important strategic role along the centuries and it has been used in the different historyc ages: during the prehistory and the protohistory, in the roman age, the carolingian times and may be during the middle age, as we don’t know till which crhonological moment was the carolingian tower in use and if it had a defensive function till its substitution in modern times by another tower in the XVI-XVII centuries. In the XIX century the insularity of the Castellà makes it appropiate to isolate foreign people during the cholera. But, the most important find of the excavation has been the discovery of a rectangle tower built in the carolingic period which can be related to the moment in which the monastery of Sant Peter of Rodes became independent and got huge properties from the count of Empúries-Rosselló, the majority of them in the Llançà term.

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