Puerta de Bisagra Nueva

Toledo, Spain

The Puerta de Bisagra Nueva ('The New Bisagra Gate') is the best known city gate of Toledo. The gate is of Moorish origin, but the main part was built in 1559 by Alonso de Covarrubias. It carries the coat of arms of the emperor Charles V. It superseded the Puerta Bisagra Antigua as the main entrance to the city.

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Founded: 1559
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Daniela Romero (2 years ago)
Amazing architecture and the entrance to this beautiful historic city.
J K (3 years ago)
Impressive gate to the city with lots of local shops selling local delicacies
Anthony Scott (3 years ago)
The architecture in this location as well as in the town of Toledo is so beautiful. Such a nice place to walk and see amazing views and enjoy the town with very nice people
Ralph B. (3 years ago)
Amazing. You could just picture Knights rushing into the walked city on their horses.
Fernando Islas (4 years ago)
I used this as sort of a ‘marker’ because Toledo is a bit of a maze when walking through. I made my way into the city through one side and following roads in one direction and ended up on the complete other side but knowing exactly where I would end up by this monument. It’s huge and I highly suggest taking a couple of pictures while enjoying the scenery around the direct area. There are a couple of shops nearby as well that you should take a quick look at. It’s not much of a walk but it is a great spot to meet up or plan your walking trip around the city
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