Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, FORTMED2015 - International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Western Mediterranean coast

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Del castillo medieval al palacio-fortaleza
Concepción López Gonzáleza

Última modificación: 22-07-2015


During the Middle Ages in Valencia (Spain) innumerable castles, which eventually were abandoned and forgotten with the consequent ruin of their structures were built. Most of the construction material was reused in nearby homes. However, some of them continued inhabited, adapting to new social needs, which involved establishing spatial restructuring, extensions to locate new uses, specific reforms and opening new holes or divisions stays. To this must be added the reforms designed to increase comfort and beautification through factories based polychrome ornaments or decorative elements. The patios of weapons become arcaded courtyards and guard posts in private rooms. There are great examples of this type of transition fortified unfortunately have not stood the test of time, but which is still possible to appreciate its past splendor. This paper aims to identify patterns that are usually followed for the conversion of these castles palaces and establish an inventory of those fortifications whose conservation status still allows his speech, both aimed at the consolidation of structures to prevent total ruin as rehabilitation interventions in those who are in better shape. The data and results presented in this paper are the result of the research project entitled "Castles and fortresses in the province of Valencia" subsidized public call by the Universitat Politècnica de València

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