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Lugar Viejo de Salinas(Salinas)

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It is considered to be the first urban centre of Salinas. It is an enclosure of the town where the salt workers were located until the floods of 1751, which is why they decided to move to a point further away from the lagoon when it was completely destroyed.

Today, you can still see remains of the wall and also remains of the Church of San Antonio Abad that existed at that time. Islamic and medieval ceramics and remains of glass have been collected and can be seen in the Municipal Museum of Salinas.

As mentioned above, the wall must have originally perimetered the entire surface of the settlement, although at present, only pieces of the wall emerge on its northern and eastern flanks, the rest having been razed to the ground by 20th century constructions and by the road that circles the part of the site; it must have been preserved at foundation level below ground level. From the preserved remains, a walled area of some 3,353 m2 can be deduced.

It is a wall of rectilinear sections, with a polygonal layout, which at some points is 3.10 m high, and in which two types of masonry can be distinguished. One is predominantly of regular masonry received with lime mortar, made with sand, lime and coarse aggregate. At present there is no coating or plastering whatsoever, due to the effects of erosion, although it is true that the walls, both inside and outside, must have been plastered originally, to prevent the progressive deterioration of the wall and to facilitate its waterproofing against the rising water levels of the lagoon.

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