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Walled enclosure of Coria

The town of Coria in the province of Cáceres is still protected by a solid Roman wall which has kept it safe from all kinds of attacks for centuries.

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Coria , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • The town of Coria in the province of Cáceres is still protected by a solid Roman wall which has kept it safe from all kinds of attacks for centuries.

    The small walled enclosure of Coria is a splendid example of Roman military architecture, as it remained impenetrable for centuries. At present it is in a good state of conservation, although it has been subject to different alterations throughout its history. Its construction dates from the 3rd century AD and one can recognise older materials that were re-used in it, such as funerary steles which are used as ashlars.

    The wall has twenty square towers and four gateways. The first gate is in Plaza del Rollo, and is known as Puerta del Rollo. It dates back to the Roman era and is located near the keep of the 15th-century castle, constructed by the Duke of Alba.

    You will find the second access, known as Puerta de San Pedro, in Plaza de San Pedro. It is also from Roman times and is located near the town hall.

    From the third entrance, Puerta de la Guía, you can see Coria Cathedral, which was completed in the 17th century. The last of the gateways is the one called Puerta de Coria or Arco de Socorro.

  • Origin:
  • 3rd century
  • Construction:
  • Walled enclosure
  • Art period:
  • Romanisation
  • Period in history:
  • Romanisation
  • 3rd century
  • 17th century

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