Language variant : Arco de la Cárcel
Architect : n/a
Completion: 13th c.
Locality : León
Country : Spain
Building style :
There is not much documentation available on the building known by the name of Leon Towers or El castillo de las Torres, Puerta Castillo, Arco de la Cárcel (from 13th century). Actually the name was Torre del Conde, because the tower was occupied by the Earl in charge of defending the city walls. For most of its history it served as a prison. Today it is known by the name of Castle Gate, and houses the Provincial Historic Archive of Leon.
http://www.castillosnet.org/programs/castillosnet.php?tip=inf&dat=leon/LE-CAS-501 (June 21, 2011).
Ed. Heikki Nikkinen