Bodegas Torre del Veguer

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Updated: 02/25/2019

Urbanitzacio Torre del Veguer s/n
08810 Sant Pere de Ribes



Cristina Escoda

+ 34 93 896 3190

The notable state of Torre del Veguer is situated in the far west of the St. Pere de Ribes municipality, located on the boundary of Vilanova y la Geltru. The isolated building has an eclectic style, being built in the 19th century on the foundation of a medieval fort dating from 1359, of which it still retains some elements. On the outside we can find a large arched portico adorned with a 16th century marble shield containing the Avinyo family coat of arms supported with solid, attached butresses. Inside, three pointed arcs in the cellar and a medial point arc in the kitchen testify to the antiquity of the building. Also integrated into the present first floor are the remains of a 15th century cloister with various round cornered stone arches, dating from the time of the Jeronimic Order of the 15th century. In 1878 Jose Ferrer y Vidal, an industrialist from Vilanova i la Geltru bought the majestic building and undertook substantial reforms, inspired by medieval architecture. These reforms included, but are not limited to: a square based tower, decorative "Marline" arcs, ancient pebbles and towers with looped holes in the corners: all in true neoclassic style. In 1896 Mr. Ferrer i Vidal also opened a small public chapel on the same grounds, this time in neogothic style, dedicated to Maria Auxiliadora. Upon Jose Ferrer i Vidal's death in 1904, the property passed on to his son, Juan Ferrer-Vidal y Soler, who added a small theatre (1895) to the building where some of his own plays were performed.