Sunday, October 9, 2011

Defensive Towers in the Valencia Community

On the road to Sagunto

These defensive towers—of Moorish origin—can be found scattered all around this part of Spain. They were used primarily for vigilance and communication as they sit on prominent hillsides. Using smoke or fire, messages could be passed from one end of the coast to the other as quickly as a telegram, or something like that.It must have been a lonely job to man these sometimes-remote outposts waiting for something to happen.
Near Valencia's Polytechnic University

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