WALLED ENCLOSURE

WALLED ENCLOSURE

”Kantara-as-Saif” is one of the wonders of the world. It is a fortress built on a bridge, its population inhabits this stronghold where it is protected from damage, because they can not attack more than the side of the door. ”Al-Idrisi (Arabic geographer s. XII)

Probably the Muslim citadel wrap the old farmhouse and the Alcázar, the residence of dignities. Factory work is masonry slate, what are some towers and murals. After the Reconquista Order of the Knights settle in the old castle. Military conflicts with Portugal constants determine the construction of the new city walls in the seventeenth century, with several bastions, redoubts and revellines dotándosele slope. The material remains Stone masonry brickwork with increasing angles of granite. The construction technique responds to strategic and defense needs of the modern era, due to advances in artillery.

Town: Alcántara
Country: España
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