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Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers

 
 
Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
1. Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker
Inscription.  
(Catalan:) Torre de planta circular que defensava l'angle est de la muralla romana de Barcino. Correspon al segon recinte emmurallat de la ciutat, construït al segle IV dC.

(Spanish:) Torre de planta circular que defendia el ángulo este de la muralla romana de Barcino. Corresponde al segundo recinto amurallado de la ciudad, construido en el siglo IV d.C.

(English:) A round tower that was used to defend the eastern part of the Roman wall of Barcino. It was part of the second enclosing wall of the city that was built in the 4th Century AD.
 
Erected by Ajuntament de Barcelona, Museu d'Historia de Barcelona. (Marker Number R5.)
 
Location. 41° 22.916′ N, 2° 10.785′ E. Marker is in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Barcelonès. Marker is at the intersection of Plaça dels Traginers and Baixada de Viladecols on Plaça dels Traginers. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Plaça dels Traginers, 2, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer del Correu Vell

Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
2. Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker - wide view
(within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Wall and Defense Towers: Carrer Baixada de Caçador (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miquel Llobet i Solés (about 150 meters away); Roman Wall and Defence Towers: Carrer Sots-tinent Navarro (about 210 meters away); Gustau A. Muñoz (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Honorat (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Domènec (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); El Call: Carrer de L'Arc de San Ramon del Call (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barcelona.
 
More about this marker. Although this marker is not particularly difficult to find, it may be somewhat awkward to view. That is, it is located at the back of the outdoor seating area of a nearby cafe.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker - another wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
3. Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker - another wide view
Taken from the ramp that leads up to the upper street level, this picture shows the top part of marker peeking above the ramp wall, with the roman tower on the right. Compare the tower remnants with how the tower is believed to have looked in Photo 1.
Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker inset: Map of Roman Wall and access points image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
4. Roman Tower: Plaça dels Traginers Marker inset: Map of Roman Wall and access points
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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