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Porte des Bombes
Porte des Bombes was built in 1721 as a sophisticated gate within the faussebraye (lower defensive wall outside the main walls) of the Florina lines and designed by Charles Francois de Mondion.
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The realisation of the Floriana lines started in 1636 and was completed in the 18th century. The Floriana lines had a large bastioned land front with outworks and a faussebraye. The gate served as the outer entrance of Floriana, which lead to the main gate of Porta Sant'Anna.
Because of infrastructure the gate needed to be widened in 1868 with a second gate designed by archtect Col. Ew. Dunford of the Royal Engineers. The bastions on both sides of the main gate have been demolished and now the gate looks like a triumphal arch.
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