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Las Murallas de Alzira(Alzira)

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The walls of Alzira are bordered by the river Júcar, and this fortification served as refuge to the inhabitants of "La Vila" of Alzira in war actions, such as those of "Cid Campeador", King D. Jaime or Alfonso "el Batallador". It also faced the overflows of the Júcar River. The original layout of the walled enclosure of Alcira, of which only remains of walls and towers currently exist, can be found through the road plans of 1864 and 1870.
These remains are listed as Property of Cultural Interest and National Historic and Artistic Heritage. Its style is Almohad.

It is the Muslims in the ninth century who begin with the construction, although the remains that remain are dated to the twelfth century, by the style and mixture of its materials based on the Almohad procedure of "calicanto", built with masonry of lime and chant.

This masonry is made with thick rounded edges, often coming from the bed of a river and needing a mortar, usually lime and sand in varying proportions. It is a widely used technique, however requires great experience to ensure the verticality and consistency of its walls.

At present there are only 3 sections of the old wall that can be visited. The first section is the Park of Saudi Arabia. The second section is that of the walls of the Old Market, where you can see 3 towers, remains of the fortified wall and a round road dating from the same time of the wall. The third section is in the Ronda de Algemesí, where there are two towers and a barbican.

Attached to the wall, the so-called Royal House was discovered, which was the residence of Jaime I, and whose remains were between the citadel, located to the northeast and the rest of the walled complex.

This walled enclosure is generally in good condition because the wall buried below the current level of the Historic Site has been preserved.

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