Muralhas de Évora (da cerca romana e árabe) - Évora, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 38° 34.404 W 007° 54.467
29S E 595143 N 4270003
Quick Description: [PT]As Muralhas de Évora (da cerca romana e árabe) ou Cerca velha estão classificadas como Monumento Nacional desde 1922. [EN]The Walls of Évora (the Roman and Arabic fence) or Old fence are classified as a National Monument since 1922.
Location: Évora, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/21/2012 6:19:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMFZ5C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"MURALHAS ROMANO-ÁRABES - CERCA VELHA

Épocas de construção: Séculos III e século X
As suas origens devem remontar ao século III/IV d.c, mas grade parte da estrutura actual é o resultado de obras posteriores, como a resconstrução no início do século X, em plena época islâmica. O seu perimetro é de aproximadamente 1200 metros e abrange uma área de cerca de 10 ha, Era protegida por várias torres e teve quatro portas dispostas segundo os eixos cardiais.


ROMAN- ARAB OR OLD CITY WALES: CERCA VELHA

Date from the 3rd and 10th centuries
The original city walls were probably built in the 3rd or 4th century AD, but much of the surviving structure is the result of reconstruction works carried out in the early-10th century, in the middle of the islamic era. The approximately 1200 metre perimeter takes in an area of around 10 hectares. It was protected by several turrets and four gates, disposed according to the carial axes."


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