Architecture and History: discovering Morella and Peñíscola

During March, besides the trip “France – Switzerland: Experiencing Architecture” the Technical School (ESET) students of Architecture had another short trip to Morella and Peñíscola. The trip began early in the morning. We departed from the ESET in Alfara del Patriarca towards our first destination: Morella.

Students of Architecture have discovered the beauty of Morella

Guided by our teacher Andrés Ros we visited the Our Lady of Consolation School (Colegio Nuestra Señora de la Consolación), work of Spanish architect Carme Pinós. This building was built in 1994 and in 1995 it was awarded with the Spanish Architecture Prize (Premio de Arquitectura Española). There we visited all the facilities of the building such as classrooms, cafeteria, and multipurpose room, among others. The School-House of Morella is a work of Carme Pinós with Enric Miralles. We also visited the Dorms, a small complex of bedrooms where foreign students live while they study.

Overview of the School-House in Morella

Later, we also visited the historic center of the walled city, the Cathedral, and the Castle of Morella.

After lunch we headed towards Peñíscola. In these two cities of the Valencian Community you can still see their ancient walls. Thanks to that and to the medieval style the cities have they have been chosen for filming movies and TV series.

Peñíscola has become very famous thank to the TV series “Game of Thrones”

In Peniscola we walked through the historic center, part of the port, and the walls, including the renaissance wall. This wall is façade to the fort, and in 2015, scenes for the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones were shooted there.

By the end of the day, after a last walk around the port of Peniscola, we returned to Valencia.

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