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Sant Feliu de Guíxols History Museum

Towers and Porta Ferrada

<p>Porta Ferrada and fa&ccedil;ade of the romanesque church, flanked by the <em>Fum</em> and <em>Corn</em> towers</p>

Porta Ferrada and façade of the romanesque church, flanked by the Fum and Corn towers

The monumental complex of the monastery, the result of several different periods of construction and restoration, offers visitors an itinerary that combines history and culture while throwing a little more light on the origin of the foundation of the monastery. For many centuries, very few people had access to the interior of the Fum (Smoke) tower (10th century) and the Corn (Horn) tower (10th-11th centuries), which flank the unique pre-romanesque façade of the  The latest interventions have made it possible to connect the different parts of the monastery in a monumental circuit which allows visitors to access the interior of the Romanesque towers, visit the remains of the Roman mausoleum located at the base of the Fum Tower (a space which was the first place of worship prior to the establishment, on the same site, of the Benedictine monastery) and also enjoy a unique vantage point overlooking the city and the sea.

This complex in Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a monastery-fortress with great strategic and defensive characteristics. It included a defence wall (one of whose gates still remains intact: the Arc de Sant Benet), a series of towers, a sentry path, crenellations and ramparts.

OBJECTS

<p>Connection between the <em>Corn </em>tower and the <em>Fum </em>tower through the top gallery of the Porta Ferrada</p>
Porta Ferrada, top gallery
Porta Ferrada, top gallery
<p>Living space of the defenders of the monastery during attacks and sieges</p>
Corn Tower, top floor
Corn Tower, top floor
<p>10th-century tower from which smoke signals warned the population of imminent danger</p>
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The Fum Tower
The Fum Tower
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