Fortezza, the West Gate

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Fortezza, the West Gate

Fortezza covered embrasures for cannonsContinuing around the walls, we come to the western secondary gate. All that remains are some arched openings and an S-shaped cobbled road leading down to a small gate, kept barred today for safety reasons.

the road to the west gate

Over the gate are two twin covered embrasures which today, without their terrible guns, look to the casual eye more like storage sheds than an important part of the fortress defences.

Luckily the guide next to me knows the Fortezza inside out and explains the true purpose of these arches, so I'm glad she's here to keep me informed.

See also: Panoramic image of the view to the west Rethymnon




Map of Fortezza in Rethymnon



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