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BARBARIA DE LE TOLE

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The area has had various names. "Tole" derives from the fact that there used to be warehouses for wood planks located here. As for “Barbaria”, one theory is that it refers to an unsafe and wild area, the origin of the modern word "Barbarians". Another theory is that there were a number of barbershops here, yet another that the wood merchants were mountain men, who were considered rough and barbaric. Last, and perhaps most likely, is the theory that many of the planks stored in the warehouses were to be shipped to Barbarian countries, areas that included Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. 

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We admire a number of coats of arms and bas-reliefs along the Barbaria:

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