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Domus  Municipalis   -  Two,  down PIPs

Domus Municipalis - Two, down PIPs 

A singular (enigmatic) building of Romanesque civic architecture, it is an eloquent extension of the medieval prison tower that it juxtaposes. Its construction was, most likely, in the first half of the 13th century, coinciding with the foundation of the cistern. The exact function of this building, even after research completed in the 20th century, is still largely unknown: it could have served as cistern, but there are doubts if this was its primary function.
We cannot rule out the hypothesis that the "salon" was used, as soon as it was finished, to hold meetings of the "good men". We know that in the first five hundred years there was an "effective municipalization (building) of Domus" (as shown in a 1503 document).

Nouchetdu38, RHH, Fred Fouarge, Xata and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful building; thank you for the narrative.
Have a healthy week ahead José.
2 months ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
2 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely shot.
Have a good new week my friend ;-)
2 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
Great domus Thanks for your visit
2 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding shots! Stay well!

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2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely images and great information Jose, thank you.

Thank you for posting in the group
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2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
An interesting text and an impressive building, José !
2 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
A great explanation for this robust Romanesque building. Greetings, Anton.
2 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
interessant gebouw
2 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Beautiful building.
2 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
2 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Très intéressant!*****
7 weeks ago.

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