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Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador

 
 
Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
1. Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador Marker
Inscription.  (Catalan:) Llenç de muralla i torre quadrangular del segon recinte emmurallat de Barcino (segle IV dC). Posteriorment, i aprofitant l'estructura defensiva de la ciutat romana, s'hi construiren edificacions a sobre.

(Spanish:) Lienzo de muralla y torre cuadrangular del segundo recinto amurallado de Barcino (siglo Iv d.C). Posteriormente, y aprovechando la estructura defensiva de la ciudad romana, se construyeron edificaciones encima.

(English:) A portion of the city wall and quadrangular tower from the second enclosing wall of Barcino (4th Century AC). Later, the top of defensive structures of the Roman city were used to erect buildings.

 
Erected by Ajuntament de Barcelona, Museu d'Historia de Barcelona. (Marker Number R6.)
 
Location. 41° 22.978′ N, 2° 10.751′ E. Marker is in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Barcelonès. Marker is at the intersection of Baixada de Caçador and Carrer del Sots - Tinent Navarro

Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador Marker - wide view, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
2. Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador Marker - wide view, looking west
, on the left when traveling west on Baixada de Caçador. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miquel Llobet i Solés (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Wall and Defence Towers: Carrer Sots-tinent Navarro (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers (about 120 meters away); Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer del Correu Vell (about 150 meters away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Honorat (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gustau A. Muñoz (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Collegi Sant Jordi / College of Sant Jordi (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Domènec (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barcelona.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
3. Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador Marker - wider view
The marker can be made out here, seen at the top of the ramp in the background, with a woman reading it.
Inset map showing outline of Roman wall and points of interest image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
4. Inset map showing outline of Roman wall and points of interest
Inset illustration: artist's depiction of how the wall probably looked in Roman times image. Click for full size.
5. Inset illustration: artist's depiction of how the wall probably looked in Roman times
View of Roman tower from marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
6. View of Roman tower from marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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