Ajuntament de Tortosa
Ajuntament de Tortosa



Vinallop’s historical and monument heritage is limited but there are a few notable points of interest:

The oldest remains that are still visible today are the silos dug into the rock at thePla de les Sitges. They are usually attributed to the Iberian era. Although there is now only a limited number of them that are still visible, with many having been covered over during agricultural work, they hold significant archaeological interest as they are the most numerous set of this type of food stores in southern Catalonia. In addition, from the Pla de les Sitges, there is a lovely panoramic view over the River Ebre valley, with the city of Tortosa in the background.

The remains of thetorre de Mingana, , are thought to date back to the Islamic era. The construction has been modified a great deal over time, but a large proportion of the original structure has been preserved. In the surrounding area, there are very deteriorated remains of some other buildings from the same era.

The lack of a permanent population before the 19th Century means that there are hardly any visible remains of constructions from the Christian and late medieval period, with the exception of the sènia d'Aixendri, a well near the old railway that was possibly built in the 17th Century, with the peculiar feature of it being accessible by a set of stairs.

It is not until the second half of the 19th Century before we come across other examples of historical heritage. Important sites from this period include the old Mianes railway station and the Parish Church of the Divina Pastora (Divine Shepherdess). Not in use for a few years now, the old Mianes railway station is a typical example of industrial construction designed for rail transport. It was built using hardwearing materials (stone, brick, tiles, etc.) and it is clearly in an abandoned state. Next to the station, we can find the mas de Mianes, an interesting traditional Catalan country house dating from the 19th century, one of the oldest and grandest in the region.

The Parish Church of the Divina Pastora is a simple building made using the traditional construction techniques of the region (stone walls, few openings, wooden roof covered in gable tiling, etc.).

During the Civil War (1936-39), the interesting network of trenches located next to the old La Piràmide restaurant still remain, possibly built by the national troops during the period in which the River Ebre was a battlefront between both sides.