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Cavalier and parade ground

In all fortresses, the parade ground was the central area around which the other facilities of the fortress were arranged. Furthermore, given that it was a large, outdoor area, it served as a training and/or recreational zone for soldiers. It was also were the garrison ceremonies were held and the main cistern of the fortress was located underneath it.

The cavalier occupies the area of the old Cabrera Castle. Its high position make it the most important element of the fortress and it contained the officers’ quarters, storerooms, the bakery, the hospital, the chapel and the governor’s welling.