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"Hercules Tower" Segovia Things to Do Tip by el_ruso

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This tower, crowned by storks' nests, was originally a fortified residence of the Portocarreros and Arias families in the XIII century, and has since been converted to a convent of Dominican nuns in the XVI century. It is named after a mythological hero Hercules who, according to a legend, founded the city, and whose statue is inside - apparently it does not bother the Catholic nuns.

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  • Written Apr 21, 2007
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