Masía de la Cerrada


Antonio Ponz, the author of Viaje por España, was born in La Cerrada. He was a pioneer in the study of our heritage and his work is an essential reference on this topic. Encouraged by King Carlos III and King Carlos IV, as well as by various academic and cultural institutions, Ponz dedicated more than twenty years of his life to completing this great work.

Antonio Ponz’s Viaje de España was written on the request of Carlos III between 1771 and 1792, and although its goal was to make an inventory of the movable and immovable property of expelled Jesuits, its volumes include a great deal of very valuable information concerning the past.