The Noble Houses of the Medieval Sagunto

  • The Noble Houses of the Medieval Sagunto
  • The Noble Houses of the Medieval Sagunto

A series of monuments and old noble houses will fusion to the atmosphere of the city of Sagunto...

 

Beginning from the Church of El Salvador, we will explain the neighborhood of Raval, that was founded after the Christian Conquest.

Located at the entrance to the city, this neighborhood included the parish of Salvador (known as ‘Iglesia de Reconquista’), hostels and even a brothel. This neighborhood was created mainly for travelers by King Jaime I.

This tour focuses on those houses and monuments of importance for the city at the time of King Jaume I, highlighting:

- La Porta Ferrisa (the old door of the town)

The visit will follow through the Carrer Major where there is a tower of the defensive wall.Here we will see some noble houses that still exist and others that are no longer part of the city, All of them will tell us very curious histories which have left an heritage in the population of Sagunto.

- The Palau del Delme, former bishop’s palace, located on some ancient Arab baths. Although part of its ground floor is still pretty much conserved, we will show images of the palace in its full integrity.

- We will see shields and remains of Gothic houses from families who had been granted land and houses for their services in the Christian Conquest that still retain the heraldic shield and medieval style on the facade.

- Archaeological Museum, near the Jewish quarter. Opposite to it, we will see the house of the Vives de Canyamàs built in the XIV-XV century that still has the tower of the homage.

We will continue to explain the exterior of the Church of Santa Maria and the main square.

In this area of ​​Sagunto, have remained many Gothic façades, such as the one in the Mallent, where the mother of San Vicente Ferrer stayed when she was pregnant with the Saint.

- We will conclude our tour by the Santa Ana Convent located near the Teruel Gate, one of the gateways of the city from the west side.

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