BLAST FURNACE

Sagunt, Valencia



Blast Furnace


Blast Furnace N. 2 is the only surviving furnace among the three that operated at the peak of the Port de Sagunt steelworks activity. It’s a 64-metre high structure that was built in 1922 and rebuilt during the 1960s. Its interior is lined with refractory bricks. It’s a symbol not only of the steelmaking process that this municipality went through but also of the industrial process in Spain at the time. However, and against all expectations, the sector began to accumulate economic losses and, despite the efforts of the workers, the Mediterranean Blast Furnaces (Altos Hornos del Mediterráneo) company had to close down in 1984. After being restored, it received the Europa Nostra Prize 2012, the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage.

ADDRESS
46500
Sagunt, Valencia
CONTACT
Albert Llueca
962655859
grupo.upvbloc@aytosagunto.es
PERIOD
(1926-1962-2000)
CATEGORIES
Historical Industrial Zone Traditional factory




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