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Marinid Walls of Ceuta

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Marinid Walls of Ceuta
Native name
Spanish: Murallas Merínidas de Ceuta
Murallas meriníes de Ceuta.jpg
Location Ceuta, Spain
Built 1328
Official name: Murallas Merínidas de Ceuta
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1985
Reference no. RI-51-0009110
Marinid Walls of Ceuta is located in Spain
Marinid Walls of Ceuta
Location of Marinid Walls of Ceuta in Spain

The Marinid Walls of Ceuta (Spanish: Murallas Merínidas de Ceuta) are a set of walls and towers located in Ceuta, Spain. They were constructed in the 13th century during the Berber Marinid dynasty's domination of the region. The walls were declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1985.[1]

They were used as a citadel, shelter for troops that were forced to spend the night outside the medieval city. Of the original 1,500 meters of primitive construction, today only remains the western flank, with about 500 meters, several bastions and two twin towers that frame the so-called Puerta de Fez.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OTRAS WALLS". Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "SPAIN - Ceuta". Retrieved 14 June 2017.