Iberian village of Ullastret, at Sant Andreu d´Ullastret, Girona.
 
Poblado ibérico de Ullastret
Reconstruction of Iberian village of Ullastret

 
In this archaeological whole of the Iberian village of Sant Andreu d'Ullastret, many remainings have been found from the Prehistorical Age up to the beginning of 2nd century.
 
First -ca. 6th century b.C.- a primitive village was founded. There are not many remainings from it, because an Indiquetian village was built at the same place.
 
The Iberians -as well as the Celtiberians- built their villages on the top of hills and fortified them to get shelter. Their walls created a state of isolation that provoked that social developping was lesser than the evolution of Celtiberian cultures. They lived together with Phoenician and Greek who gave them necessary tools to develop a system of writting and a more evolutioned industry.
 
Architecture at this village shows the rectangular plan divided in one or two rooms and a patio. Walls are built with stones at the plinths and adobe at the walls. There are houses for more important persons: they are big and less single. There are also public buildings: temples and trade centers.
 
Its great wall was begun with the first settlements -6th century b.C-, being amplified and restored many times as wars in this area made it necessary.
 
 
Poblado ibérico de Ullastret
Remainings of a house
Poblado ibérico de Ullastret
Outstanding wall
Sillares muralla
Detail of the wall's ashlars.
Poblado ibérico de Ullastret
Remainings of a possible temple.