Cantacorbs Tower

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Cantacorbs Tower – Gate of Morella (14th century)

Location: Maestrat Street.

It is a preserved trace of one of the eight gates and one of the towers of the walled enclosure in Sant Mateu, located in Maestrat Street.

The Montesian town walls which surrounded Sant Mateu were of masonry and had a variable thickness and a height of 6 metres, including the battlements. Its perimeter was about 1,600 m.

Todavía se conservan vestigios de las ocho puertas y restos de las torres defensivas. Estas entradas eran: el portal de Xert, él de Barcelona que hasta 1918 conservó el arco adovelado de acceso, él del Boveral, él de la Vedella, él de Santo Domingo; él de Morella, la torre de Cantacorps, el portal de Albocàsser y él de Valencia.

Nowadays, some remains of the eight gates and defensive towers still survive. These gates were: Xert Gate, Barcelona Gate (the only one to preserve its entrance voussoired arch until 1918), Boveral Gate, Vedella Gate, Santo Domingo Gate, Morella Gate, Cantacorbs Tower, Albocasser Gate and Valencia Gate.