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One of the surviving gateways from the original city defences, this is steeped in history and very well worth visiting on the northern fringes of the old town in Toledo. The gate is of Moorish origin, but the main part was built in 1559 by...More
We entered the gate with our guide. The rooms inside were large and well lighted. We ascended steep steps to the roof where we looked over the roof tops of Toledo. Our guide pointed out various historic buildings and elaborated on the history and modern...More
Our route from the hotel took us past this gateway which, centuries ago, defined the city boundaries and controlled access to the city. It's worth crossing the road and exploring inside, to gain a sense of Toledo's impressive history.
What a wonderful entrance to this ancient city, full of history, narrow streets and cobbled alleyways flanked by magnificent buildings.
There are other magnificent ancient gateways, the others being Puerta del Sol, just a few hundred metres along the road, Puerta del Cambrón and Puerto...More
Toledo is a beautiful city so easy to get to know it on foot. Everything is so well preserved and has so much history that it makes it such an interesting place to visit. This gate is the entrance of the town and has so...More
The old town of Toledo is easily walkable, and if you plot your course well, you can incorporate this gate, as well as the Puerto del Sol and others. They are fascinating reminders of the towns history, and are impressive to behold. Enjoy.
This gate was originally built by the Arabs in the 10th century and rebuilt in 1559. Two mammoth circular towers stand at the outer gate and two commanding towers at the inner gate with a plaza between. The stone arch is crowned by a huge...More
This well preserved entrance to Toledo cannot be missed. Take the time to walk (if you can) from the car park at the bus station - quite steep. Your alternatives are taxis and the 'over-rated' hop-on-hop off bus.