Gardjola Tower

  • Castles And Fortification
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Related to the previously discussed Bartizan, The Gardjola was a form of extended out-building or Tower used on various Fortifications and later Medieval Castles. The Spanish term “Gardjola” was linked to to a Guard Tower. These structures were stone brick and most often enclosed, and were accessed from stairways from within the fortification. They ranged in size from 10 to as much as 15-feet in height. The Gradjola had multiple Viewing Slits for observing several locations of possible advancing Soldiers. The Gradjola style may have originated with The Moors in 12th Century Spain. It was adopted by Spain, France and Italy as well. A style was also adopted in England, where they are known as “Vedette Towers”.