"Cordoba", Briefs, Country, Spain

Almodóvar Gate

The city of Cordoba, Spain, known as the city of the seven gates, the number of gates that provided access to the walled enclosure. According to the information we have found, it is the “Puerta de Almodóvar”, the best preserved of all existing currently in Cordoba. It is very close to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and from the street Cairuán can access it. It is located in a central area of ​​the city next to the hospital of the Red Cross and the Jewish street, one of the most popular of the Jewish Quarter.

The current gate was built in the fourteenth century over the Arab gate known by as the Puerta del Nogal (Bab al-Yawz). It is the only one that has survived the nine built by Abd al-Rahman I, which existed within the walls that protected the city of Cordova. In 1236, after the reconquest of the city, it was re-named the  Puerta de Almodóvar, because it was located on the road lead to the Villa de Almodóvar.

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