SP22 CLE Visit of the Castelldefels castle20 nov. 2022
After the presentation of each college, all the students went to the city’s castle, the symbol of the city. A guidedtour allowed students to discover the history of the castle which spans a long period : the church inside, dating from the 10th century.
The Castle served for centuries for territorial and defensive control of the city against Arab invasions, and between the 16th and 17th centuries, against attacks by Barbary pirates.
In 1897 a Catalan banker and politician, bought and rehabilitated the Castle, which was in a state of ruins.During the civil war it was used as a military training center by the republican authorities and, later, the churchbecame a barracks for the international brigade members and a preventive prison for deserters and undisciplined.
Through audiovisual, scenographic, playful and interactive elements, piracy and privateering are narrated, as well as the social and political context in which this phenomenon appears locally and internationally.
The students were able to discover the history of Castelldefels, placing it in a chronology that they studied in history lessons (Middle Ages, Modern Age and Spanish Civil War). The different media offered (video, touchscreens, posters) were varied and allowed a good understanding, in addition to the guide's comments.