Entrance / Guardhouse
The guardhouse is of a square design laid out on two levels. The lower level, which is the main entrance to the fortress, features a low, vaulted, pavilion ceiling with lunettes and capitals of dressed stone. In the entrance wall you can still see the openings where the drawbridge mechanisms were lodged. On either side of the entrance are two sentry bunkers, strategically positioned for crossfire when under attack.
Access to the upper floor was originally via a secret staircase, which still exists, while direct access to the keep is via a staircase that was restored in 1969. The upper level of the gatehouse, currently accessible from the external ramp, is partially collapsed and roofless.
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