This route will show a less known area of the city, but with very important historical, artistic and environmental resources, showing the defensive aspects of the city (gates and walls), around the Tajo River.
Casa del Diamantista, builded on rocks upon the Tajo River, with a projecting gallery over its waters, it preserves the majesty of this unique place. For centuries it was named "Casa del Tite del Barco", and the oldest remains date from XVIth century. Nowadays it provides accommodation for the "Escuela Taller de Restauración" specialities of Glass and Pottery.
Iron Tower, located in the end of "Calle del Barco", it is an albarran tower from XIIth century. It is named after the iron plates that covered its façade to avoid fires and almohad attacks. It has granite blocks and it was restored with kerb masonry. Eventually the tower lost its defensive duties and took a toll function. From XVIth century it provided accommodation for the "Flour weight", a product that was very abundant in the area due to the proximity of many mills.
The Mills, initially used to mill the wheat and then to produce electric energy, preserve their original basic form.
To conclude, the San Cipriano Muslim Baths (Tenerías), built in the river terraces due to the special topography of the surroundings, represent a didactical sample of this kind of buildings.
- Free Guided Visits
- Schedule: From Monday to Friday, at 10:30am & 12:30pm, in groups of 15 people.
- Telephone: +34 925 254 030