Long abandoned in 2000 the castle returned to build life as a squatted social center, soon evicted and left alone again into oblivion. Today we have liberated it..we have taken back the castle, and now open to create a meeting space, creation, culture, policy debate and dissent against speculation, and capitalism. We make an open call to come to build with us your passionate projects…
For a century the castle above the mountains of Les Planes has been in disuse, abandoned and deteriorating, from one owner to another without any visible intention as it was started as a sanatorium never to become complete. During the Civil War it was used by the anti-fascist resistance as a hospital, where George Orwell was also interned.
From Indymedia Barcelona..Google Translation
Open call out support for new squatted social center
There is an open call out to support the new international squatted social center in barcelona
For more than a century the castle on top of the mountain of les planes, Barcelona Castle has remained in disuse, abandoned, and deteriorating, changing hands to hand from different owners since there never has been any real plan of usage for this building since its original plan as a leper en tuberculosis asylum was never completed. During the Spanish civil war it was taken by the antifascist resistance and used as a guerrilla hospital that even treated George Orwell when he was shot. Later in 2000 it was squatted and evicted to return into forgotten. Today it we have liberated it again! We have taken the castle, and now we open it to create a space for meeting, for creation, for debate, and political dissidence against speculation, and capitalism. we make an open call out to come and build together with us, to bring to us your projects and ideas..all is welcome to come, visit, and to get to know the new social center.
If u want to come by and visit, you must go to barcelona and take the fgc to les planes and then ask the way to castel on top of the mountain..or just walk up all the stairs till the end..
Location of Les Planes, Barcelona (openstreetmaps.org)