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Torres de Serranos(Valencia)

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Begun in 1392 by Pere Balaguer, the Towers were built to defend one of the most used accesses to old Valencia. In 1865, the walls were demolished and they were left free-standing. From 1586 to 1887 they were used as a prison for nobles. Later, the back part of the Towers was uncovered and from the Plaza de los Fueros you can see five rooms, with pointed arches and ribbed vaults. The Towers are a magnificent example of Gothic architecture.

The Serranos Towers were used both for defensive purposes and as a triumphal arch. Nowadays, the most important event that takes place at its foot is the Crida, a call made by the Fallera Mayor de València on the last Sunday in February to invite Valencians and visitors, welcoming them to the Fallas festival.

The choice of this emblematic place is none other than to symbolise the arrival of foreigners to València centuries ago, along the path of the Serranos. They have been declared as Good of Cultural Interest.

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