Once in Valencia, the Ministry of Public Instruction, and later the Central Committee designated certain locations as offering the maximum security for the storage of works of art sent from Madrid. The main storage facility was located in the Torres de Serrano on account of the sturdy construction of this Gothic fortress. It was specially adapted by architects on the Committee to provide suitable environmental conditions for housing works of art. The structure was reinforced with new concrete ceilings against possible bombings, particularly given that the Spanish Civil War saw the use of new types of armaments with greater penetration power. The Torres housed the tapestries belonging to the Patrimonio de la República and masterpieces from the Museo del Prado.

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