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Torre del Gallo (early 14th c.). Originally built as a watchtower attached to the southern facade of the cathedral to communicate with the city fortress (Castle of the Bishops) located uphill.
Many scars can be seen around the windows produced by bullets in the Civil War in 1936, when the cathedral, hosting over 800 people, was besieged by the rebels.
For three months Sigüenza suffered continuous attacks including air raids by the Luftwaffe, resulting in the killing of over 500 people (of a population of 4000), and the destruction and damage of many historical monuments like the cathedral and the castle.

1/1250s f/4.5 at 21.0mm iso200 full exif

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Alain Boussac30-Apr-2013 05:49
Superb composition and presence against the blue sky. V.
Frank Brault21-Mar-2013 23:47
A very beautiful building and so imposing! You have superbly captured its presence. An interesting history. Thanks. V
Tom LeRoy20-Mar-2013 19:13
Superb capture, very interesting history. V
Frank Tran10-Mar-2013 05:15
Great composition and capture! V+
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