Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Know Your Architect: Pere Balaguer & Torres de Serranos

One of the most beautiful structures in Valencia and all of Spain is the old city gate Torres de Serranos. Started in 1392 it was one of the original twelve gates to Valencia when the city was enclosed by a defensive wall. The architect was Pere Balaguer from Valencia. The wall was ordered to be dismantled by the local governor, Cirilio Amorós, in 1865 and all that remains of it is this magnificent gate and the equally majestic Torres de Quart.
Torres de Quart (the other gate)

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