Torreão da Porta da Cidade

Torreão da Porta da Cidade

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Torreão da Porta da Cidade (the Turret of the City Gate) is the only one of four gates to the "almedina" to remain today. The almendina was a residential area within the defensive ramparts, and consists of a barbican, built in the 12th or 13th century, which gives access, by way of two corridors, to the city. Inside the tower are two rooms and annexes which were for centuries the home of the Municipal Council and which, since 1983, have housed the Municipal Library. The tower is entered by way of an external stairway built at a later date and two high walkways which are original. #Algarve #Almedina #castelo #castle #city_gate #Faro #Moors #Mouros #muralhas #Portugal #Silves #turret #walls
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