Puerta de Bisagra (or Alfonso VI) Gate

10th century




On the north side of the old city, this was once the main entrance into Toledo. Today it is the only remaining Moorish gate in the medieval walls. Like Sinagoga de Santa María la Blanca and Santiago del Arrabal, it is an example of the Mudéjar style. Because of the proportions of the stonework and the horseshoe arch, scholars date the lower portions in the 10th century. The upper parts are dated in the 13th century.

Views from outside the walls

 

Views inside the city walls




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