Hello and welcome to Plaça Ravanals, also known as Pati Piqué.
You can access the patio from carrer Major through a porch that crosses an old house into a passage leading to the site.
Within its perimeter an 18th-century cooked-brick bakery stands tall, forming a great dome. Besides, interesting architectural remains of the bakery house are preserved, in particular the entrance formed by a half-point arch supported by ashlars.
The patio and the elements that are preserved were part of Casa Ravanals, one of the oldest houses in the town and owned by a prominent family of Xerta landowners. In that place, besides the bakery, there was an oil mill, several tanks and warehouses where the crops of their large farms were stored.
During the Spanish civil war, the area was severely affected by bombing, and most buildings were reduced to ruins. In the late nineties, the site was transferred to the local council by Miguel Pegueroles Ravanals, the last descendant of the family.
In the patio, there also stands out a “Celtis australis” specimen, a large centennial Mediterranean hackberry tree.