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I wish I won't bore you, but I guess that the most beautiful door (my previous post) deserves a a closer view of its artwork on top.
Here you have a better view of the sculptured elements, especially the Portuguese heraldic devices such as the armillary sphere (the same of the Portuguese flag) and the city and the Portuguese coat of arms. Unlike in other monuments, here the Spaniards didn't dare to erase the Portuguese symbols after occupation of the city. I guess this doorway was too beautiful to be defaced.
Olivença / Olivenza was a Portuguese town during most of its history. Since 200 years ago it is de facto under Spanish administration. The de jure sovereignty of the city is arguable; please read the note of the photo Olivença - Olivenza.
Like other outstanding Portuguese monuments in Olivenza, this door of the Town Hall was built in Gothic-Manueline style.
In workshop you see a zoomed detail of the Portuguese coat of arms of this artwork, similar to today's coats of arms.
I put these Olivença pictures under the Spanish gallery because of the de facto situation and to facilitate the browsing and searching of Olivenza in the TrekEarth site.

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