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                                                   Location:
                                                   Plaza de los Fueros

They are joined by a stretch of wall decorated with fine
tracery work to which the current arms of the city have
been added, showing supporting angels and the seal of the
kingdom.
The fortress-like aspect, however, is not apparent from the
interior, as this side was left open to prevent enemy military
forces from using the tower against the city should it be
taken at any time. The open stairway reinforces its function
as a “triumphal arch” for festive, social and solemn events of
the kingdom.
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