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City fortifications (Srednjovjekovni bedemi) description and photos - Croatia: Porec. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Srednjovjekovni bedemi.
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The city fortifications of the city of Porec are a system of fortifications built in the XII-XVI centuries that surrounded the city until the seventeenth century. Subsequently, the city expanded, and part of the fortifications were destroyed.
Today we can see the few surviving towers of this defensive complex. The most significant of the surviving towers are the Pentagonal, Round and Semicircular.
The Pentagonal Tower was built in 1447. This is the oldest surviving tower. It is made in the Gothic style and in the past (before the French invasion at the beginning of the 19th century) it was connected to the city gate leading to the center of Porec along Decumanus Street. This street was a classic Roman street and led from east to west. A Venetian lion is depicted on the facade of the Pentagonal Tower.
The round tower of the Porec city fortifications was built in 1473. It is open for inspection as it is perfectly preserved. The semicircular tower was built in 1475. Together with the Round Tower, it is located near the People's Square of Porec.
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Topic: City fortifications (Srednjovjekovni bedemi) description and photos - Croatia: Porec.