Porta de la Mar (Sea Gate), Valencia

Porta de la Mar (Sea Gate), Valencia

The Sea Gate, was constructed after the Spanish Civil War and is a memorial to those who perished during the fighting. The war began in 1936 and ended in April 1939. The monument consists of a central arch which is flanked by a lintel on either side. Under the arch is a large cross that serves as a stark reminder of the purpose of the monument. It stands at a high traffic area in Valencia.

On each corner of the monument, decorating the top, are reliefs. These are rather amazing works of art which were done by the sculpture Vicente Navarro Romero. The monument is also a tribute to the old Sea Gates which were destroyed in 1868. The original gates were unearthed but it was decided that they were best left buried. There are also gardens around the memorial that are periodically redesigned, so the looks of the grounds do change.

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Porta de la Mar (Sea Gate) on Map

Sight Name: Porta de la Mar (Sea Gate)
Sight Location: Valencia, Spain (See walking tours in Valencia)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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