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  Torre de Mangana
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It is believed that the tower of the Arab fortress "Alcazar" was located here defending the locality in two key accesses; the bridge of the Trinidad and the Door of San Juan.
It is possible that there was a catapult on the tower.
After the conquest by the Christian army, the Muslims who remained in Cuenca were assembled in this part "barrio de Mangana".
The present tower with the city clock was built in the 16th c. The exterior aspect results from an important restoration in 1968.
Strange enough, although the Torre de Mangana is considered as an "auténtico símbolo" of the town, the surroundings need a serious refurbishment.

Address: Plaza de Mangana

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2007
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