The tower of gold and cantabria


la Torre del Oro en Sevilla >>>The tower of gold and santander

The tower of gold and santander

it is curious that there are many cities in Cantabria a north region of Spain that have in their shields reflected the tower of gold.

This surprising fact is due to the battle which finish in the conquer of Seville in 1248 by the Crusades when the four squads fleets of the Cantabrian coastal villages, Santander, San Vicente de la Barquera Castro Urdiales, and Laredo, stormed the tower by the river, breaking the chains and allowing the assault of the city from within the walls, which ended with the siege of the city.

You can see these towers on each of these shields

shields of cantabria

shields of cantabria

shield of Laredo and the tower of gold

blason de Laredo avec La tour d'or

 

 

Shield of Santander and the tower of gold

blason de Santander avec La tour d'or

 

Shield of Castro Urdiales and the tower of gold

blason de Castro Urdiales avec La tour d'or

 

Shield of san vicente de la barquera and the tower of gold

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