Roman vaults Nuncio Viejo
The intervention conducted by the Consortium of Toledo has tried the adequacy and value of this re ¬ belt located in the basement of the Calle Nuncio Viejo and con ¬ structive elements that make up led by the architect Teresa Simoes. It is a system of walls and vaults dating, according to archaeological studies cos ¬ charged, from Roman times. In the environment of these basements are tran ¬ Encounter two of the ma ¬ Roman remains found greater importance in the city, the Roman baths and tanks of water distribution network of the jack ¬ us the tax office. The start value, plus direct intervention on those building blocks, based on its restoration has been carried out looking for the possibility of expo ¬ sition to the public, making it viable through a tour that brings the elements of interest facilitating the ob ¬ servation and creating an environment that emphasizes the values that the exhibition space had potential. New construc ¬ tive elements and facilities made now to achieve this goal have been based on simple parameters, current architectural and formal differentiation with the existing remains, seek ¬ ing their integration into the whole, while respecting their time and ¬ tion at all times, the primary hierarchy to them. During the performance of putting in value was created a double path ¬ strated that connects the three spaces through an arched gateway.
It is called "Cave of Hercules", that some underground vaults of the Roman era, which are located pri...
Capilla de San Blas. Claustro de la Catedral de Toledo
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