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Toro (Zamora). Puerta del Mercado

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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Jean D08-Oct-2013 00:41
Excellent image of the tower and accompanying candid street scene, Jose. ~V
Rosi Blaurock25-Sep-2013 18:17
Great shot.
Dennis Hoyne23-Sep-2013 02:39
Awe! I love these street shots! Wish I could visit.
Carol Rollins22-Sep-2013 20:40
A great street scene leading up to the Tower.
John Reynolds LRPS22-Sep-2013 17:56
Wonderful street view with the tower as a focal point. V.
Gerard Koehl22-Sep-2013 17:50
Magnifique perspective. V
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