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The city wall of Alcala de Henres is located in the village of the same name, province of Madrid, near the Episcopal palace.

It was built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and rebuilt in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Currently only maintains the stretch from the Arc de San Bernardo and the Porte de Madrid. The Arc of San Bernardo, from simple invoice brick, was built in the seventeenth century. The gate was built in Madrid in 1778 and has some resemblance to the door of Alcala de Madrid.

At the end of the fourteenth century the wall had 22 towers, but today only 16 remain, all of them except the square located on the street Andrés Saborit, semicircular plant.

Inside the walled enclosure found Bishop of Huerta, a place of worship and recreation for the former archbishop court.

Declared a Historic-Artistic since 1968. Declared a World Heritage Site on December 2, 1998. Under the protection of the Declaration of generic decree on April 22, 1949, and Law 16/1985 on the Spanish Historical Heritage.

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  • Copyright: Alberto Munoz (glasscafe) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 30 N: 232] (1040)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-08
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/350 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-08 5:28
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