Tribute Tower Museum

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Built in the 10th century during the reign of the Caliphs and completely rebuilt in masonry in the 15th, during the time of the Catholic Monarchs.

BUILDING

It was built in the tenth century and completely rebuilt in masonry in the fifteenth century at the time of the Catholic Monarchs. It seems that was built as the first element of a reform bill that would affect the entire castle, but was not as complete, after the dynastic union of the kings of Castile and Aragon, and the consequent loss of the frontier character of Requena they did not need. The Tower of Homage, square shaped, has a height of 23.5 meters and 16.5 meters wide. It is structured in three floors with a total of 286 m2 on three floors. the top, more enlightened, it must have been used as noble room or main room. From all they could draw water located in the basement of the tower. The exterior of the tower is solid and as a decorative element features a braided cord with lace in the corners. The battlements crowning the tower were built in the early 60s of the twentieth century.

VISIT

Currently the Tower of Homage houses an interpretation center that allows us to know the history of the city from its origins to the present. It is divided into four floors. On the lower floor, called "Origins", an audiovisual teaches a synthesis of the history of Requena and its region. On the second floor entitled the "Medieval Village" can know, through a touch screen, the medieval urbanism of the town and fortification techniques used to construct the walls. On the third floor, called "Siege", an audiovisual brings us to investigate the attack Requena in the early eighteenth century during the War of Succession. Finally, at the top or terrace, plus you can see a magnificent view of Requena, we can know through panels old roads in and out of the city as well as a book that brings us closer to the Legend Ghost Villa. The visit also allows us to contemplate the walk or walkway, defensive towers and the courtyard.

PRICE

Normal entry: 2 € - Reduced admission: 1'50 €

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