Torres de Serranos

The Torres de Serrans (Valencian: [ˈtorez ðe seˈrans]; Spanish: Torres de Serranos [ˈtorez ðe seˈranos]; "Serrano Towers") or Porta de Serrans (Valencian: [ˈpɔɾta ðe seˈrans]; Spanish: Puerta de Serranos [ˈpwerta ðe seˈranos]; "Serrano Gates") is one of the twelve gates that were found along the old medieval city wall in Valencia, Spain.It is considered one of Valencia's most iconic buildings and is one of the best conserved monuments in the city. The Torres de Serranos were built in the 14th century, 1392, by Pere Balaguer. It was the main entrance of the city and it was originally build with a defensive function. From 1586 until 1887 the towers were used as a prison for nobles.