A walk on the wall is definitely worth it, not only because the building is impressive and reflects the history of the city, but because from here you can admire the rooftops of the city and enjoy the view of the surrounding area. In addition to the city wall, two city gates have been preserved: the Porta de Sant Sebastià and the Porta de Xara.
March 19, 2019
The construction of the city wall began at the end of the 13th century and was based on a design by King James II.The city wall has a square plan and has a total length of 1.5 kilometers. It was secured with 26 towers. The wall was built without mortar and is largely preserved. Their average height is six meters. There are two city gates, Porta de Santa Sebastià on the road to Palma to the west and Porta del Moll on the east, leading to the port. In the area of the Porta de Santa Sebastià, the wall is open to the public.The city fortification was used primarily to protect against pirate attacks, but was overcome several times. In the 17th century, King Philip IV had another star-shaped ring fastened around the city. This more modern ring had triangular bastions. The intermediate space between the two rings was used as a ring way. However, the outer ring was removed later and is not preserved except for small residues. The year 1660 to be recognized at the Porta de Santa Sebastià goes back to this time. Source: Wikipedia
May 8, 2019
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