Alfonso VI Gate

To distinguish it from the Puerta Nueva de Bisagra, it was also called of Alfonso VI.

It reatins, to a large extent, its early structure, the only one with a straight entrance, altered in the XIII Century to be bent, protected by sturdy jutting towers of an essentialy Caliph style.

On its outer facade there is a strange horseshoe arch surrounded by alfiz, crossed by a lintel and crowned at the keystone with a Visigoth relief.

The three arches and windows of the upper section are the fruit of the aforementioned Mudejar renovations that introduced masonry and bricks on cut stones and an interior portcullis to stop enemies entering.

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