In a landscape based on vineyards, grove and lakes coexist with the nature the proper castle, the historical cellar, the sanctuary of Virgen del Remei and the restaurant of the property. Apart from the traditional peacocks and poultries from Castell del Remei, the aquatic birds, storks’ nest, owls, kestrels and bats, together with the proximity with lakes, create an ideal place for bird watching. The Castell del Remei is part of the so-called Catalan Path from the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago.
Its history as enclave focus is dated back to almost 2,000 years, during which Castell del Remei has been denominated Choris, in roman times, Cortis, Tower of Cortesa, while the so called reconquest, Tower of n’Eral, Tower of Obispo in the middle ages and Tower of Remei later on. Furthermore, it has been property of the County of Urgell, the bishop of Solsona and, since the beginnings of 80’s of the XX’s century; it belonged to the Girona’s family, representative of the high Catalan bourgeoisie. It was also really important for the construction of the Urgell channel. During the XX’s century, it built the major irrigation’s project of Spain at the time with the incorporation of technical advances from the Industrial Revolution, which can still be seen nowadays: a mill, a distillery, a cooperage for the ageing of wine and a smithy. Many years ago, historic documents about Castell del Remei, had information related to bandits and witches. Discover Castell del Remei, the legend. A story passed in XI century, recommendable to children from 8 to 12 years old. BIBLIOGRAPHY
If you want to go in depth about history of Castell del Remei, read “El Castell del Remei, Terra, aigua i cultura del vi a la plana d’Urgell” book, written by Jaume Mateu Giral and published by Pagès editors.
“La Jove de Pompeia” book, published by Apostroph and written by Jaume Mateu Giral, explains in a novel the story of Lucilla Atilia, the first owner of Castell del Remei.
The Castell del Remei is built on an old building which by the end of the 19th century, the Girona family, representative of the Catalan high bourgeoisie, conferred the castle structure by adding the characteristic four battlements. In 1939 suffered the effects of the explosion of an ammunition dump while the affected parts were rebuilt immediately. The patio and the noble floor, which still contains furniture and decoration, moving us back on time. The building is square with a tower on each angle. It has three floors with a wide distribution. The patio welcomes visitors and has interior access to the chapel with modernist style and decorated tiles on the walls. The noble floor is composed of large rooms that communicate with each other, named the Mirror hall, the summer hall, the Victoria hall and the Bishop hall. There are 33 bedrooms, apart from halls, kitchens and bathrooms.
Wine Cellar's Visits
The centenary wine cellar is accessible for guided-visits. For enjoying it, you have to reserve it previously or request it at the wine shop. During the itinerary, visitors wander through the ancient and actual installations from the reception of grapes to the expedition of the final product, winemaking, barrel cellar, bottling line and tasting room. Offering: Wine tasting for groups, pedagogic visits for students, wine tasting courses. etc Click here and view a video about the tour. Click here and view a virtual tour into the cellar. Schedule: 10:15h.; 11:30h.; 13:00h.; 16:00h. Preferably with previous reservation, other hours can be arranged. Price: Visit with taste of 3 wines: 12 €/adult
In the shop inside the property you can achieve all wines elaborated by the historical cellar Castell del Remei: Gotim White, Gotim Bru, Oda White, Red Oda and 1780. Moreover, those wines elaborated at the familiy siters wineries can also be acquired: Tomàs Cusiné (D.O. Costers del Segre), Cérvoles Celler (D.O. Costers del Segre) y Cara Nord (D.O. Conca de Barberà). There is also available related biography. Opening time: Monday to Friday from 9.00h to 14.00h and 15.00h to 17.00h; saturdays from 10.00h to 18.30h and Sundays from 10.00h to 14.30h.
The restaurant inside the property of the Castell del Remei offers a traditional home-made cuisine, from our land and elaborated with nearby products, paired with wines from the property and others from the sister wineries. The restaurant also offers banquets of celebrations and weddings with wines from the cellar proposed by sommeliers. The menu has dishes without gluten, appropiate for celiac people. View a video about Restaurant kitchen. The restaurant is open at lunchtime, closed on Tuesdays. Other options can be arranged.
Pedestal votive roman
The old piece epigraphic of Castell del Remei corresponds to the period of the High Roman Empire and was found in 1743 in this area. It is of yellow marble calcareous stone and it has an irregular cubic shape of between 65-68cm (width) x 63-66 (length) x 75-78 (height). The translation of the Latin inscription means: “Attila Lucilla, daughter of Spurs, Antony Nachus to his wife”. Currently, the exhibition hall of the winery is named in tribute to Attila Lucilla who was the first owner of Castell del Remei, according to Dr. Jaume Mateu Giral, author of the book “El Castell del Remei, terra, aigua i cultura del vi a la plana d’Urgell”. Some of the publications that refer to the pedestal are: – Sumario de las antigüedades romanas que hay en España. Juan Agustín Ceán-Bermúdez, 1832 – Notas. Pita, 1968 – Epigrafía romana de Lérida. Federico Lara Peinado, 1973 – Inscriptions Romaines de Catalogne II. Lérida. Fabre, Mayer, Rodà; 1985 – Història de les Penelles 1084-1984. Francesc Amorós Gonell, 1984
Exhibition Hall - Lucilla Atilia
The magnificent room of the historical cellar, which carry´s the name of the first owner of Castell del Remei, the Pompeian Lucilla Atilia. Its temporary program, which has a monthly regularity, presents pieces from authors of different artistic disciplines: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramic… Opening time: Monday to Friday from 9.00h to 14.00h and 15.00h to 17.00h; Saturdays from 10.00h to 18.30h and Sundays from 10.00h to 14.30h
The temple, architectonic piece of Antoni Fisas Planas, is an important sample of Italianized classicism which contains magnificent mural paintings of the artist Josep Obiols Palau. Offering guided-visits, complementing these with visits to the historical cellar, inside the following time-hours: Monday to Friday, from 9.00 to 14.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00 Saturdays: from 10.00 to 18.30. Sundays: from 10.00 to 14.30 Closed: 25th and 26th December and 1st and 6th January. If you want more information, please click here. Images of Joy to the Virgin of Remei and Prayer to the Virgin of Remei:
GUIDE YOURSELF Unguided tourist itinerary around the Castell del Remei. Once you arrive at Castell del Remei park in the designated areas and get out of the vehicle to enjoy the landscape and the surroundings in a unique natural space. Then follow the directions given in the following link and you will be able to enjoy a walk that will stimulate you to discover new knowledge about the heritage of the territory and the history of the estate. Route External itinerary
Apart of being an ideal place for many different types of celebrations, Castell del Remei organizes inside the property ceremonies and events related with the territory, the culture, the tradition, the nature and the sport. February: activity Library with D.O. (Comarcal Library Jaume Vila from Mollerussa). Sunday of spring: Aplec Castell del Remei with many activities for families and a literary encounter. This celebration was born from the will of the rural community that lived in the agricultural colony, a tradition that still remains today. Full moon Summer night: running and walking race during the night at Castell del Remei, in solidarity with the Catalan Lupus Foundation. Second Sunday of October: Local festival of Castell del Remei. Sunday of November: European Day of Enoturism. In order to commemorate and promote enoturistic activity, we join to the enoturistic european day that consist in visit the cellar for free.
Guided tours of the winery with the tasting of 3 wines are only made on Saturdays and Sundays (or public holidays). If you would like to visit the cellar – with or without wine tasting – or the sanctuary inside the property, it is necessary you contact in the following telephone number: (+34)973 580 200 or the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also you could fill in the application form. Reservations done on line after Friday’s at 12pm, will not be confirmed until the next working day. For these reservations, please do so by phone. Hours of visits to the winery: 10:15h.; 11:30h.; 13:00h.; 16:00h. Other hours to consult. Prices: Visit wine cellar with 3 wine tasting: € 12 per adult If you desire to reserve a table for a meal or organize a celebration in the restaurant, contact: (+34) 973 718 165 or email@example.com. Also you could fill in the application form. NEW:
- TAST GOURMET – ( Enjoy 4 different wines from Tomàs Cusiné at our Wineshop – Guided visit to the cellar not included) Price: 15€ / pax.
- VI A COPES – Wine by the Glass – Enjoy a glass of wine – Red or White- for only 2€ /Glass.