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Urbanism of Fuseta dates from the 16th century with the first fishermen seasonal settlements in huts located at the beach on the west side of the river, which became permanent due to the enhanced security provided by the construction of a battery.
In the second half of 16th century, it was already considered a place of residence. The dwellings were displayed in parallel rows facing the sea, creating a proto orthogonal grid enclosed by the outer streets. The 18th century legislation contributed to the regularity of the Fuzeta’s urbanism.
Particularly, the law of 1776 which related to the calculation of rent in county lands. It recommended standardization of the size of the allotments and the prevalence of regular streets. This condition is visible in the regularity of the lot fronts of 19th century allotment campaigns, contemporary with the construction of most buildings of the historical centre. Discover the architecture of Fuseta by this walking tour
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