Saturday, April 9, 2016

Valência - Spain

Last December Vitória had plans to go to Prague but instead of going to Czech Republic, se went to Valência in Spain. 

Triangle Postales * Foto © Joan M. Linares
The Serranos Towers are considered to be the largest Gothic city gateway in all of Europe, and were constructed at the end of the 14th century by Pere Balaguer as part of the city's fortification. They provisionaly housed prison cells and served as a triumphal arch on many festive and solemn occasions. You can enjoy splendid views of the city and the river Turia from its terraces.
Construction on these large guard towers was finished in 1391. They were once the main entrance to the city in the long-since destroyed wall. From an architectural point of view, they are both pentagon-shaped, connected by a common gallery, and decorated with gothic designs on the borders. On the top there are parapets, and, around the entire structure, you can see the remains of the old moat. - in:

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