Route 1: Reconstruction of Viver after the war


Small tour route that passes through the urban center of the population.
Apt for user with all type of mobilty. No need to carry a specific shoe, etc. Just want to go and enjoy the visit to this lovely town in the interior of Castellón. Contact with the inhabitants can greatly enrich the visit: If you have any questions about how to get to any point on the route, sure they will help.


In January 1938, during the civil war, the National Service of Devastated Regions and Repairs (Servicio Nacional de Regiones Devastadas) is created, under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior and head of the Service is appointed to Mr. Joaquin Benjumea.

In December of that same year, the service becomes dependent on the Ministry of the Interior, to become August 1939, a General Directorate.

Devastated Regions was created with the purpose of rebuilding the devastation that the war had caused, and later in its strategy will prioritize the development of the countryside instead of the city, since almost sixty-five percent of the Spanish population at that time was living in the countryside.

The staff of this new ministry was dedicated to visit the old fronts of War evaluating the damage that had been affected towns placed in yhese fronts. Viver area was declared a priority action, because it was located in the epicenter of fighting between National troops and Republican troops, Viver was literally destroyed, with damage exceeding 75%.

Mapa Ruta 1
Plaza del Ángel
In the 40s of XX century, Architects and Surveyors began to develop a complex set of designs whose intention was to build a new town on the ruins of the old.

Reconstruction began soon, the project was implemented largely. Although some designs were unbuilt.

Plaza del Ángel

Interesting fact:

Dis you know that many work samples of constructions built by Devastated Regions in Viver have survived to this day? Like the following:

City Hall, State College, the Main Square (the main feature is that it is completely arcaded) and the Abbey House. They are very sober buildings built in stone plinths, arches, corners, and brick lining. The windows are large, new thing, because to date, the houses had small windows.

Most of these buildings were already inaugurated in 1945.

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