The history of Hotel la Freixera
middle age testaments
The building where the Hotel la Freixera is located dates back to the 14th century. Previously, it was a simple artisan house on a Gothic plot, and its developers Remei and Joan turned it into a beautiful 4-star hotel.
The archaeological interventions carried out within the first phase (2006) and in the second phase (2013) revealed how artisan houses were built in the 14th and 15th centuries, outside the city's first walls. Originally, the house where the hotel is located was a single stone nave with an interior courtyard. Around it, the rooms were covered with wooden beams supported by pointed arches.
The second floor is built with stone pillars, boasting a patio with arched, square columns and a decorative ledge. It has an old pointed arch with keystones and bevelled pillars. This arch used to connect with the neighbouring house. Furthermore, in the medieval house you can see the remains of the sculpted chapiters of the main window, at the front of the building.
Multiple archaeological interventions have uncovered medieval walls of collapsed houses, a stone ditch, medieval floor and other elements.