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Old Council Rooms

This Renaissance-style building, with its large stone arches, is one of the most significant historical buildings in town

This building was built in the late 16th century at the heart of the Old Town, on the former Main Street. It was mainly used as a depot for the wheat trade, which was vital during the middle ages. It eventually became the Council Hall (the equivalent of the modern-day Town Hall), hosting the Council, archive, prison and administrative positions of the period within its narrow halls. In the 20th century it was used as a one-room school (for Primary Education and high school). On the inside it features an almond-peeling machine that was invented and patented by local industrialist Silvestre Ivars and which was highly successful in the nineteen thirties.

Address:

C/ Puríssima, 41