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Muralla del Puerto, San SEBASTIáN

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What today is called the "Muralla del Puerto" (Port Wall) is what remains of the wall that encircled the city on three sides from the 16th century until it was mostly demolished in 1863. Here in this remaining piece situated on the Monte Urgull side, you can still see a walled-up gate and several gun ports (holes built into the wall to fire from). The present gateway, called Portaletas, is the result of renovation work. The wall is very wide (almost two meters), and its top was partially cut off. Today it is used as a walkway between City Hall and the lower part of Mount Urgull; the only thing that had to be added were the railings. It is a splendid site from which to observe all the activity down on the quay.