Art and culture 

Walled enclosure in Badajoz

Gates and bastions all over the city of Badajoz give a glimpse of what the ancient walled enclosure that protected the city looked like.

Location and Contact:

Badajoz , Badajoz (Extremadura)

How to get to

  • Gates and bastions all over the city of Badajoz give a glimpse of what the ancient walled enclosure that protected the city looked like.

    This important walled enclosure in Badajoz was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, and nowadays you can still find many gates and bastions.

    Some of the examples of what it looked like can be found in the gates of Puerta Pilar, Puerta Trinidad and Puerta de Palmas, which were the main entrances to the city of Badajoz, together with the gates that are no longer standing.

    As well as the gates, the various bastions that flanked the walls are also worth mentioning. Several are still standing, such as those of San Pedro, Trinidad, San Vicente, San Roque, Santiago, San José and Santa María. The latter was severely damaged by the British troops during the siege of 1812, and in the defensive ditches of this bastion and in that of Trinidad you can find the graves of the British soldiers who died during that conflict.

  • Origin:
  • 16th century
  • Construction:
  • Walled enclosure
  • Period in history:
  • 16th century
  • 18th century

Gallery:

More suggestions