Torres de Serranos - Valencia, España
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N 39° 28.750 W 000° 22.550
30S E 725705 N 4373240
Las Torres de Serranos fueron en la época medieval la principal entrada a la ciudad amurallada para los visitantes procedentes de Cataluña y Aragón.
Waymark Code: WM18R7K
Location: Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Date Posted: 09/16/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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"Testigos de excepción del desarrollo de la ciudad, las Torres de Serranos fueron en la época medieval la principal entrada a la ciudad amurallada para los visitantes procedentes de Cataluña y Aragón, así como los procedentes de los pueblos de la serranía. Su carácter defensivo no condicionó su rica y elaborada ornamentación que le otorga un cierto aire a arco triunfal. Durante sus siglos de vida las Torres de Serranos han tenido diversos usos como cárcel o como almacén para obras artísticas durante la Guerra Civil española. El monumento está formado por dos torres de planta poligonal, unidas por un cuerpo intermedio, que constan de varias alturas. Desde la parte superior se accede a una estupenda vista de la ciudad."

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"Exceptional witnesses to the development of the city, the Serranos Towers were in medieval times the main entrance to the walled city for visitors from Catalonia and Aragon, as well as those from the mountain towns. Their defensive character does not conditioned its rich and elaborate ornamentation that gives it a certain air of a triumphal arch. During its centuries of life the Serranos Towers have had various uses as a prison or as a warehouse for artistic works during the Spanish Civil War. The monument is made up of two towers "Polygonal in plan, joined by an intermediate body, consisting of several heights. From the top you have access to a wonderful view of the city."

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Group that erected the marker: Ayuntamiento Valencia

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Plaça dels Furs, s/n,
Valencia, España

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