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Plano de Madrid desde su fundación hasta el dia

Plan of the different Walls of Madrid, published in 1847 in the Semanario Pintoresco Español.

The five Walls of Madrid over time is a name given to the successive Walls that surrounded the city of Madrid's perimeter from Middle Ages until 19th-century. Some Walls had defensive or military functions, others merely urban or tax control, being easy to discern who lived inside or outside the city. The last Walls was disappearing in subsequent urban ensanches because of the problems that existed to hinder traffic.[1]

The following are the Walls of Madrid according to date:


  1. Antonio Ponz, (1782), Viage de España, Madrid, pp 220

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