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FUERTE DE LA CORTADURA « Fortified Places Sevilla

FUERTE DE LA CORTADURA

 

The fuerte de la Cortadura de San Fernando is situated on the South of the city of Cadiz, in the end which links to the city with San Fernando. It was built in the first decade of XIX century with one objective: to interrupt the geography land communication in order to contain the French invasion during the Spanish War of Independence.

In a geographical context of the bay of Cadiz, el Fuerte de Cortadura is a real military enclave, because of its privileged situation in the city produces the interrupt of the isthmus with the historically called Isla del León, currently Isla de San Fernando.

At the present, it works as a real showcase for Cadiz, as a new gate of the city. The presence of the fence now a days is explained through a complex environmental key. Inside the city, the urban development affects directly the coexistence of this heritage, but on the other hand, the outsider, the architectonical landscape from the beach still keeps some kind character of its history, the capacity of the limit. This special status can explains the great importance of the valorization of this military heritage

Recently, due to the last Meeting of Presidents of Ibero-American celebrated in Cadiz some light refurbishment operations of repairing and consolidating have been done to improve the appearance of the monument, which has suffered serious damages owing to careless during the last decades.