The chief paer, Joan Santacana, and the councilor for Culture, Mercè Carulla, have presented to the media the project that the Paeria de Cervera will present to the call for grants for the maintenance and rehabilitation of historical heritage with touristic uses from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
The rehabilitation and enhancement of the castle and the southern walls of the town center for touristic and cultural use will materialize if the Paeria obtains the award of the grant. If the aid is approved, it is expected to be executed this year 2026, coinciding with the commemoration of Mil·lenary of Cervera.
It is an ambitious project with numerous performances in the castle grounds, on its perimeter and on the walls located to the south of the urban core.
Clearing actions will be carried out inside the enclosure, archaeological interventions, the consolidation of existing structures and the creation of a space for the reception of visitors. In this space, an immersive audiovisual will be projected on the historical context of the castle and virtual reality glasses will be made available to visitors, with which they can "enter" the castle and "see" how its inhabitants lived in the 11th century.
The spaces around the castle will be suitable with the passageway enabled·elevations and informative signage for tourist visits.
Regarding the actions planned outside, in the area attached to the southern walls, the construction of a new building should be highlighted, integrated into the environment and with views of the Ondara valley, as an area of various services for visitors.
It is proposed to be the starting point of tourist routes to the castle and the walls, that contains a space for cultural and educational activities, and a rest and refreshment area.
Besides, we want to adapt the path that connects the Pous portal with the castle as access for pedestrians.
All these interventions, that have a budget of 2,5 millions of euros, they will be integrated into the environment and will be done in accordance with the unique character of the building, cataloged as a Cultural Asset of National Interest (BCIN).
It is documented for the first time in the year 1026, when Countess Ermessenda de Carcassonne and her son Ramon Berenguer donated it to three families.
It was destroyed in the 19th century and today only vestiges of the plant remain, some walls and part of the facade, which was restored.