An Inspiring Landmark
This unique souvenir from Spain gives a very interesting perspective that invokes feelings of the country in the old days. It carries with it ideas of security as well as strength. And by doing so it seems to ask the question, who made this and what was their culture about? It is a very appropriate question to ask because the actual site of this landmark is in the capital of the province of Valencia.
It also hints at its importance in terms of location as it is situated on the coast and it is consequently one of the most visited cities in the whole country. Today, this city has seen much prosperity and growth, which shouldn't be surprising. It was able to construct such an impressive feat of military construction many years ago, with this level of achievement things could only get better and more impressive.
Torres de Serranos and the History of a City
As many cities in the Iberian peninsula, Valencia had a wall that prevented attacks in the faraway Middle Ages. Torres de Serranos is one of the gates that enabled access to the city. This gate has an impressive level of conservation and it looks as if it has just been built, in fact it was built in the 14th century. However, the wall was destroyed. The gates feature a Gothic style making them the biggest gates in Europe following that architectural style.
Now, the gates are a museum which the traveler can visit from Tuesdays to Sundays, including holidays. The cost is only 2 Euros and if you happen to be in Valencia on a Sunday, it is a great idea to pay a visit to the towers as it is free. By all means, this travel souvenir will give you the chance to share your impressions on Valencia with friends and family.