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The Tower of the Storks

While wandering around the city of Cáceres, Spain, you may notice that the towers in the Old Town have been stripped of their battlements. All but one, that is.

In 1476, Queen Isabella I of Castille ordered by an edict to remove the battlements from the Old Town. Only the Torre de las Cigüeñas (Tower of the Storks, named for the birds that nest there) was saved and still survives today.


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