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Castillo de Torres Torres(Torres Torres)

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It has a polygonal ground plan and, according to the chronicles, had four towers plus the keep. Two of the towers and the main tower are largely preserved. There are also several stretches of wall and various foundations and the remains of some auxiliary buildings, such as cisterns.
During the Carlist Wars, it was partially modified so that rifle and artillery fire could be used from its heights, such as the arrow slits, in which the straight opening was replaced by round holes.

It was conquered by James I. In the book of the Repartimiento, the donation of the town of Torres Torres and its castle to the knight Beltrán de Bellpuig appears in 1240. He was succeeded by his son Don Garcerán, who was married to a daughter of the Count of Cardona and Prada. He obtained a privilege from King Don Pedro of Aragon, given in Valencia in October 1319, praising and confirming the perpetual donation made in a previous privilege, issued in Zaragoza on 8 September 1318, in favour of the said Garcerán, of the jurisdiction of Torres Torres, Serra, Polop and their districts.

Don Jaime de Bellpuig succeeded his father in 1348, according to documents in which he appears as lord and baron of the Barony of Torres Torres. In 1445, Don Beltrán, son of the former, sold the barony to Juan Vallterra el Antiguo, who was married to Doña Catalina de Vallterra, and founded the bond of all his property in the name of his grandson Juan de Blanes y Vallterra.
Subsequently, as a result of the lack of succession of Don José Vallterra y Blanes, those who considered themselves entitled to the succession to the bond founded by Juan de Vallterra the Elder came to court and the barony fell to Don Vicente Monsoriu Castellví Vallterra, seventeenth lord and baron of Torres Torres in 1714. By marriage of Ms. Ana Monsoriu Castellví Vallterna, twelfth baroness, to Mr. Nicolás de Castellví Villagrasa, Count of Castellá and Baron of Bicorp, field marshal of the Royal Armies, the barony fell to the Castellví family, where it remains to this day.

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