Puerta del Sol, Toledo

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  • My friend Luis at the Puerta del Sol
    My friend Luis at the Puerta del Sol
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  • One at a time, please!
    One at a time, please!
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  • View from the top of Puerta del Sol
    View from the top of Puerta del Sol
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    Puerta del Sol

    by Jefie Updated Jul 31, 2008

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    If you enter the walls of Toledo through the Puerta de Bisagra and go up Calle Real del Arrabal, you'll come upon the Puerta del Sol. This Mudejar gate was built during the 14th century, and it was then one of the only ways you could enter within the fortifications. Today it is open to visitors free of charge. You can climb up the narrow staircase to enjoy a view of the city down below and, thanks to the different interpretive pannels, you can also learn a bit more about the fortifications and defense system that were built in and around Toledo by the Mudejars. It's truly worth stopping by!

    View from the top of Puerta del Sol Puerta del Sol in Toledo, Spain My friend Luis at the Puerta del Sol One at a time, please!
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    Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate)

    by FruitLover Updated Jun 28, 2006

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    Sun Gate was built on 14th century AD.
    It is the finest MUDEJAR style gate in Spain, combining strength and harmonious lines.

    The round towers are built in rubble work, and the matching pointed and horseshoe shaped arches in are granite.
    The decorative work of the two sets of arches, the parapets and battlements, and the inside of the gate are in brick. This combination of building materials is very common in Mudejar work.

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    Puerta de Sol

    by MM212 Updated Apr 21, 2006

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    Built in the 14th century, Puerta de Sol is the most important of Toledo's city gates. It is a fine example of the typical Mudéjar architecture found in Toledo, mixing medieval Castillian with Moorish styles.

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    Puerta del Sol

    by Polly74 Written Aug 5, 2004

    A mudíjar masterpiece of the 13th cent., it was built by the Knight's Templars giving access to the Medina or walled city. Is floor plan is rectangular finished in a semicircle and it has a great pointed arch over its columns, with a horse shoe gate. At the center of the blinded arches, the remains of a paleo-Christian sarcophagus of the 4th century (AD), with a representation of Peter's denials.

    The relief is sculpted over the arch is the emblem of the cathedral referring to the imposition of the chasuble to Saint Ildefonso under the Sun and the Moon, and therefore the name of this unique gate.

    Sun's gate at night

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    by doug48 Written Jun 22, 2007

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    the puerto del sol is the principal gateway into the wall city of toledo. it was originally built in the 11th century and the present gate you see today was modified in the 14th century.

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