LUGARES DE INTERÉS – MURALLA (COCA)

Wall It was built in the twelfth century. The visible part today, is crenellated with three towers. It contains one of the four gateways to the city, the Puerta de la Villa (The Town’s Door), whose opening is covered with pointed arches, flared and framed by an alfiz (type of framed arch), all made of Read more about LUGARES DE INTERÉS – MURALLA (COCA)[…]

LUGARES DE INTERÉS – CASTILLO (COCA)

Castle of Coca The castle of Coca owned by the House of Alba, was transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture of Spain until 2054. It is located on the outskirts of the town and stands on the meander of the river Voltoya, being one of the few fortresses of Spain that doesn’t sit on a Read more about LUGARES DE INTERÉS – CASTILLO (COCA)[…]

LUGARES DE INTERÉS – CONSTRUCCIÓN ROMANA (COCA)

Roman Building This is a building from the 1st or 2nd century BC, whose functionality is related to water. The whole left side was a large pond, whose covering has now disappeared. It could be a house with thermal baths or a big monumental fountain, but in any case, it has two floors. It is Read more about LUGARES DE INTERÉS – CONSTRUCCIÓN ROMANA (COCA)[…]

LUGARES DE INTERÉS – PUENTES (COCA)

Puente Grande Bridges Any access to enter Coca necessarily crosses a bridge. The defensive reasons of its location in pre-Roman times determined so. Today there are three bridges over the Voltoya, two on the Balisa stream and another one on the Eresma. The oldest bridge is the so-called ‘Puente Chico’ (Little Bridge), over the Voltoya. Read more about LUGARES DE INTERÉS – PUENTES (COCA)[…]

LUGARES DE INTERÉS – ESTRUCTURAS PRERROMANAS (COCA)

Pre-Roman Structures These are three zoomorphic sculptures. Two of them are exposed on the outside of the wall, next to Arco de la Villa. The other one is located next to one of the walls of the castle grounds. They are boars carved in granite, and they supposedly guard the livestock. One of them had Read more about LUGARES DE INTERÉS – ESTRUCTURAS PRERROMANAS (COCA)[…]

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