Behind bars

The times have gone by, but continue to be present, and suddenly, they are no longer distant, as one way or another, they never completely disappeared. Like the old stories that are discovered between the robust bars of the old Royal Prison (Cárcel Real) from the 17th century, a civil prison turned into a centre of punishment and social repression, whose origins as a prison were always closely linked to the history of the city. Since its foundation as a prison through the different stages of its construction, its thick walls have been inscribed with the narrations of the implementation of countless sentences, tortures, and corporal punishments as well as the transfers to galleys and public executions, so that nothing and nobody could evade the rule of law.

Silueta Ciudad de Coria