Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, FORTMED2015 - International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Western Mediterranean coast

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Estudio del sistema defensivo de Orán
Sanaa Niar, Félix Lasheras Merino

Última modificación: 22-07-2015


Oran city count with one of the biggest defensive systems in the African cost, an fascinating and complex system which find origins at the earliest sixteenth century, when the Spanish army, in their politic of  North-African conquest, took the control of Oran and Mazalquivir. Once installed,  they immediately  started an interesting progressive fortification process, counting with the kingdom's best engineers. Developed during the 3 centuries of  the  Spanish domination, actually  provide us with one of the best examples of costal fortified cities, of the Spanish empire in the Northern Africa.


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