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Toro (Zamora). Puerta del Mercado

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One of the most important monuments of the city is the tower. It was built in the eighteenth century above the gates of the market, which is the main entrance to the first walled city of Toro. It was designed by an architect named Antonio Valentin Mazarrasa and Torres, and it was built in ashlar limestone, with square base and four tall bodies, in Baroque style. They have obviously given it that name because it shelters the town clock. As an interesting fact, there is a legend that says that the mortar was mixed with wine, because at that time it abounded more than water in the city. Through the arch under the tower there communicates the Plaza de Santa Marina Street Market Gate (which leads directly to the Plaza Mayor and the Collegiate).

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globalgadabout04-Oct-2013 15:43
a fine view...interesting contrast where the modern meets the historical..
Jean D21-Sep-2013 23:44
Excellent capture of the tower along with a splendid street scene, Jose. ~V
Carol Rollins21-Sep-2013 13:48
Wonderful pov and composition.
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