Trapani, Spada and Carmine gates

Trapani, Spada and Carmine gates

Along the city walls can still be seen 3 gates called Trapani, Carmine and Spada.

Porta Trapani: so named because it looks towards Trapani. It has an ogival shape and is placed between two solid bastions.

Porta Spada is situated in the northern part; its name is due to the massacre of the Angevins who were occupying Erice during the Vespers War (13th century).

Porta Carmine is located in the square opposite the Chiesa del Carmine (Church of Mount Carmel) and on it there’s a large niche with a calcareous headless statue of St. Albert.

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