The Carrova tower (cat. Torre de la Carrova) is a tower in the municipality of Amposta, province of Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain), declared a cultural heritage of national interest in Catalonia.
Rectangular structure (16X12 m), height about 17 m, including battlements. Outwardly, it looks like a fortress, the walls are built of hewn stone slabs. The off-center entrance door and vaulted semicircular arched and rectangular windows face east. Also noteworthy is the double Romanesque window on the north side and one similar one with access to the opposite side.
The lands located around the river axis of the Ebro are characterized by the presence of a complex system of defensive lines formed by fortified towers, built mainly during the Middle Ages and stretching along the two banks of the river.
The Carrova tower is part of this line of fortifications near Tortosa. Together with the neighboring tower of Campredo, located on the other side of the Ebro, it exercised direct control over the river at the strategically important estuary. Of all the towers, this is the best preserved one.
How to get there?
From Tarragona: 1 hour (90 km) via AP-7 (tolls)
GPS coordinates: 40 ° 44 ′ 35 ″ N, 0 ° 33 ′ 41 ″ E