Casa de Torres is part of the history of the Heart of Salnés. Its magnificent Indian-style façade has been imprinted in the collective memory of the region.
The façade, the hallmark of Casa de Torres, was sculpted in 1923 by my great-grandfather uncle, recently returned from Uruguay. This remodelling transformed the old traditional farmhouse, adapting it to the colonial taste of the time. Characteristic elements of the Salnés, such as the hórreo, the well, the corral and a wine cellar, anchor it to the architectural essence of the region.
But the house is more than architecture; it is the sum of experiences, commitments and the very essence of my family. In the early and mid 19th century, it housed a grocer’s shop and tavern, “El Comercio”, whose remains and furniture still survive on the ground floor. In those years it was also notable for having one of the dance halls where the young people of the region used to meet.
It is here that my grandmother and her 11 siblings wrote part of their stories, at a time when Spain was undergoing profound changes, thus marking a unique connection with our history.
This narrative persists throughout the 70s and 80s, when Casa de Torres stood as a landmark on PO550, witnessing families heading to La Lanzada beach on Sundays and holidays.
In 2017, when I took over responsibility for the house, I decided to carry out a project that would allow me to share its charm. Thus was born the idea of “Casa de Torres”, an accommodation intended to be enjoyed by everyone. To achieve this, a series of changes were implemented, enhancing its comfort while preserving its essence, meticulously respecting materials and furnishings.
My background as a research project manager has provided me with the necessary skills to lead the Casa de Torres project and my innate curiosity and background as a researcher translate into an innovative approach and a constant search for improvement. Thus, this year we have completed the renovations to expand the facilities, creating a new space, O Patín. The renovation, carried out by the best professionals in the sector, has rejuvenated the property, preserving its distinction and warmth.
In this era full of yearning for memorable experiences, Casa de Torres presents itself as an ideal destination. A place to live unforgettable experiences. Perfect for workshops with fascinating personalities, product launches, birthday celebrations and weddings, all wrapped in a unique atmosphere with exquisite décor and a special aroma. Or simply enjoy a stay in this house with friends and family: waking up, listening to the birds, picking fruit from the garden, going out to enjoy the surroundings. A house that, we are sure, will seduce you and you will not want to leave.