It is an important landmark and one of the best preserved monuments of Valencia. Of the ancient city wall, which was pulled down in 1865 on the orders of the provincial governor Cirilio Amorós, only the Serrans Towers, the 15th century Quart Towers, and some other archaeological remains and ruins,…
The Serrans Gate or Serranos Gate, also known as Serrans Towers or Serranos Towers is one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall, the Christian Wall, of the city of Valencia, Spain. It was built in Valencian Gothic style at the end of the 14th century.
Spain’s third largest city, Valencia, is also a thriving tourist destination. The port city boasts of a rich heritage which is why thousands of visitors throng the city every year. Some of the major attractions include landmarks like the Torres de Serranos or Serranos Towers, just south of Turia…
“Built by Pere Bonfill, who was inspired by the Castell Nuovo towers in Naples, the Quart Towers represent a good example of late Gothic military constructions. They were conceived as defensive gates for the city and until 1874 were known as the Torres de la Cal (The Limestone Towers), since the limestone that came into the city had to come in through these gates. The back of the towers was opened to allow a view of the inside. It was the women´s prison for some time.”
“If you love food, seeing a traditional market in full flow, or even architecture, come to Central Market, one of the largest in Europe. From meats to sweets to olives and oils, fruit and veg to traditional drinks, this market has it all. ”
“Amazing cutting edge architectural creation at the end of Rio de Turia (the big park that surronds the city). It will let you brethlessfor its majesty. Place of culture for the science museum, the aquarium and the great Reina Sofia theatre.”
“Lively square, home of the Turia Fountain, lined with iconic historic buildings & outdoor cafes.”
“The Lonja is an emblematic building of the city and one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe. It was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in July1931 and was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1996.”