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City Walls & Gates

26 March 2014

1789 – Bishop Gate, City Walls, Derry, Co. Derry

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker The present Bishop Gate was built in 1789 as a triumphal arch to mark the first centenary of the closing of the gates by The Apprentice Boys of Derry....

13 July 2010

1391 – Torres de Serranos, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Pere Balaguer The Serranos Towers are considered to be the largest Gothic city gateway in Europe, and were constructed at the end of the 14th century by Pere Balaguer as part of...

13 July 2010

1441 – Torre de Quart, Valencia, Spain

The Quart Towers were a part of this old Christian city wall build in the 14th century but the towers are from the 15th century. The exterior of the monument still shows signs...

30 June 2010

1878 – Porte St. Louis, Quebec City

Architect: W.H. Lynn The Citadel and walls, built to protect the city, are the largest standing fortifications in North America, earning Quebec a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. There are also a...

09 June 2010

13th C. – St Audoen’s Gate, Dublin City Walls, High Street, Dublin

The two remaining stretches of the City Wall visible above ground can be seen at St Audoen’s Church and at the nearby Cornmarket although portions of the city wall, gates and towers have...

19 January 2010

1450 – City Walls, Gates, and Towers, Nuremberg, Bavaria

The vast towers and walls which surround the Aldstadt of Nuremberg were built in the 15th century. They are largely intact except for the occasional gap in the wall and the loss of...

02 August 2009

1879 – Porte Kent, Quebec City

Architect: W.H. Lynn Irish architect W.H. Lynn was brought over to Quebec in 1875 by the Governor General, Lord Dufferin, and he produced several designs for gates and towers including Porte St. Louis...

02 August 2009

1865 – Porte St. Jean, Quebec City

The Citadel and walls, built to protect the city, are the largest standing fortifications in North America, earning Quebec a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. There are also a product of the...