Hello and welcome to Casa Pau.
Before the Spanish civil war, on the first floor Casa Pau hosted Círculo Chertense or the casino of the rich, an organization pitted against the Xerta workers’ centre. The building belonged to José Ricart, the owner of the Xertolina nougat factory. The well-off and the rich owners of the village patronized the casino. There was a café that also accommodated an assembly hall, where social gatherings and business meetings were held. There was also a library where you could read the daily news.
As we can see, Casa Pau is a corner building that consists of a ground floor, a main floor and an attic. The roof is made of Arabic roof tiles and wooden beams, which are very typical of the town.
Look up and you’ll discover the main point of interest of this building– its dramatic eaves, with the beautifully finished wooden beams. Now, don’t look away and keep your eyes on the corner bracket that represents a scaled dragon head from whose mouth an iron arrowhead tongue sticks out.