The exhibition “Un castell, un camí” [One Castle, One Way] in the museum space of the History Building makes it clear that Castellet castle has always been linked to guarding transport routes, going as far back as Iberian times, 2,500 years ago. Guided tours combine the guides’ explanations with audio-visual presentations. These show the finds from the archaeological excavations at the castle as well as pieces in a guest collection
The museum space at Castellet Castle has now been updated to include pieces from the Ceramics Museum of Barcelona and an exhibition about the El Mèdol Roman quarry. The Ceramics Museum of Barcelona, a prestigious, internationally renowned institution and a leader in the field of research, is known for its unique medieval pieces of high artistic value. The Museum has selected some of its domestic use pieces, dating from between the 12th and 17th centuries, which help us to understand what life was like in the Middle Ages.
In the room dedicated to Pre-history and Archaeology, you will find an exhibition about the El Mèdol Roman quarry. The quarry forms part of the archaeological ensemble at Tarragona, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located 10 kilometres from the ancient capital of the Roman region Hispania Citerior, adjacent to today’s AP-7 toll road. Ashlar extracted from this quarry and used in Tarragona’s main monuments can still be admired today.
The guided tours take place the second weekend of each month, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm. To take maximum advantage of the visits, which last about 45 minutes, groups of about 15 people are made up. The tour is free. It is advisable to book in advance by calling 93 814 45 06, both for individuals and groups.