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 6. The Town Fortifications




Between the City Wall As we can see, the cloister was included in the town’s fortifications. The installation has always been modified to keep up with changing needs, starting with a single wall and going to a double-walled ring with kennels, water trench and earthen wall. The first fortifications were built in the middle of the 12th century. In addition to the wall, a guard’s walkway between the city walls was added 100 years later when the first wall was extended to include a second wall. This walkway, which runs around the entire city, was rebuilt as an exact copy of the original in 1991, supported by citizens’ action group. Thanks to this replica, the visitor can easily imagine the well-fortified city in its original form.


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