The Quart Towers were built by the "masters of stone" Francesc Baldomar and Pere Compte. Construction began on this gate two years earlier (1441) than that of the Castel Nuovo in Naples (1443), with which it bears a certain resemblance. The two constructions were made under the reign of Alfonso the Magnanimous, since he was king of Valencia and Naples.

Its walls retain the artillery impacts, even after the restoration, of various wars such as the Carlist, the Civil War and, above all, the War of Independence.

These towers owe their name to the fact that the road leading to the town of Quart de Poblet started from them, a town that belonged to the Tarragona monastery of Poblet.

They were also called towers of the lime, for being the place where the merchants of the lime paid the taxes to sell it in the city.

They were built in the mid-15th century in the Gothic style. The order for the construction of city walls, towers and gates, as well as their maintenance and repair, was carried out by the Vella de Murs i Valls Factory (Old Walls and Moats Factory). Its origin was a privilege of King Pedro IV the Ceremonious in the mid-fourteenth century.

From this square starts the street of Quart (intramural). To the left of this street begins the leisure area of the Carmen neighborhood.

The aqueduct that carried the water to the center of the Roman city ran along Calle de Quart (within the walls).

This square, dedicated to San Jaime (Santiago), preserves a piece of the muslim wall in the building on the right that is on the corner of Calle Caballeros.

Here was the church for whose construction Jaime I donated the land to the Knights of the Order of Santiago.

On this street there are many houses ladder with numerous artisan workshops on the ground floor.

In the building on the left was House Insa, dedicated to rent costumes for theatrical performances, processions of Corpus Christi, etc. This building used to be the house of the painter Joan de Joanes.

The building on the left is the Palacio de Raga, also called the Palacio de los Marquesses de González de Quirós. The neoclassical palace is today occupied by a residence for the elderly and was previously the headquarters of the Teresian Institute, dedicated to teaching.

To the right is the Jimmy Glass Club jazz club.

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