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The Lion’s Gateway

The Lion’s Gate, formerly called Puerta de la Monteria, is the main entrance to the Real Alcazar in Seville. Its construction is of the Almohad style and is the gateway to the main entrance to the courtyard of the Lion and the palace of King Pedro I, whom some called “the Cruel” and others “the Just”. He ascended the throne as a youngster and to maintain power had to be very strong in every sense. He lived the first of many civil wars protrayed in the history of Spain.

According to historian Jose Gestoso and Perez, the figure of the lion placed on the doorpost, is formed by a panel of ceramic tiles made in a Triana Mensaque factory in 1892.

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