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26 La Valencia Gótica

            his collection of historic bridges in the city of
           Valencia includes the so-called Serranos,
Trinidad, and Real bridges.
In their day, they were located outside the city walls, as
shown in early engravings, for example those of Guesdon.
An attempt was made to incorporate the river bank
area between these bridges for use by local citizens, as
shown by an early interest in landscaping the river banks
in the 14th century, with the construction of a series of
moles, embankments and parapets. At other parts of the
city, such constructions had been finished by 1598, with
remaining areas being terminated in the 17th century.
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