Vaulted ceilings

One of the most interesting features of Torredembarra Castle is the groin vaulting with lunettes in the hall. As documented in the construction notes, the renowned architect Pere Blai (1553-1620), the ultimate exponent of Italian Renaissance architecture in Catalonia, was involved in the construction.

The bricks are laid in the Byzantine system known as sardinell (‘rowlock’), a technique that was possibly used for the first time in Torredembarra Castle, as Blai himself introduced this system.