Archaeological site En Balaguer

Portell de Morella

Origin and evolution of a rural community

The site of En Balaguer is located in a mountainous area between the Gúdar mountains and the Maestrat coast, within the municipality of Portell de Morella in the region of Els Ports. En Balaguer cannot be defined as a single village but as a series of small rural nuclei where residents used local resources and worked in agriculture, livestock and storage.
In 2005, before the work for the construction of a wind farm in the region, researchers carried out in-depth surveys to identify the presence of archaeological evidence and recovered numerous materials from the surface. The perimeter of the site was delimited and remains from different structures were identified. Halfway through the following year the first archaeological campaign began to study the impact of this work would have on the area, while seeking to confirm hypotheses on the chronology of the complex.