The middle Dutch word bolwerc became, in ancient French, in balouart. The etymological evolution of the notion made, in our language , the term arose bulwark .
The first meaning that indicates the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) in his dictionary refers to the fortification that appears when two wall curtains come together. The bulwark, also known as bastion , It is composed of an entrance goal, two flanks that allow it to be linked to the wall and two faces that give rise to an outgoing angle.
In other words, a bulwark is a fortified sector whose projection is made out of the central body of a fortress. They are usually located in the corners to optimize the defending of the place
Most of the bastions are pentagonal (for the goal, the two flanks and the two faces). Thanks to your design , it is possible to cover the walls and the rest of the bastions by crossfire.
Before the bulwarks, the troops that tried to assault a fortress were forced to install their artillery batteries in a remote place. In this way the attack in question.
Among the best known or special bastions for some specific reason we can highlight some such as these that we indicate below:
-Baluarte of the Wells. In the neighborhood of San Antonio de Cáceres is located this construction, a defensive tower of the Arab era. Specifically, it dates from the twelfth century and it is believed that, in all likelihood, it was part of what was the defensive system of the former Almohad fortress. From this place you can see spectacular views of the city as well as some of the most special monuments of the city such as the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Montaña.
-Baluarte de la Candelaria. In the Andalusian city of Cádiz is where this other construction is located, which was formerly part of the system that came to protect the bay. It is known that he was commanded to raise in 1672 by the then governor. During its history it has also served as a dovecot, barracks and today it has become a cultural space where exhibitions, concerts, theater performances take place ...
Bulwark can also be used symbolically to refer to that or what it provides protection or protection , or that becomes the something symbol . For example: "This man is the bulwark of local science: we cannot allow him to work in these deplorable conditions", “The Moroccan steering wheel was, once again, the main bulwark of the English team”, "With his death we have lost a bulwark of national poetry".
In the same way, we can underline that “Baluarte” is the title of a poetry book published in 2014 and written by the author Elvira Sastre. Love, friendship, relationships, sex, loneliness or the abyss in which, sometimes, the human being feels are some of the issues addressed in this work that is formed by realistic and very verses nearby.