Puerta del Puente



Description

The Bridge Gate stands on the north bank of the River and the present Renaissance structure was constructed on the site of former Roman and Moorish gates. First mention of the gate in historic documents was is 720AD when it was restored. The gate joins the old town to the Roman Bridge and at one point would have been the entry gate to the city and part of the city walls. The present structure was commissioned by the city governor in 1572 and created by architect Hernan Ruiz III to mark the visit of Felipe II. Today it stands on a traffic island. The design features a central square entrance and on either side are pairs of Doric columns supporting a classic-style entablature. The public can visit the gate and see a permanent exhibition illustrating the history of the gate through images and texts. You can also climb to the top of the gate for views across the city.


Opening time

Monday 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Entrance fee

Seeing from the outside is free.

You can have a panoramic view of the bridge from the top of the gate for 1€. The entrance for children under 5 years is for free.


Hotels near Puerta del Puente

Hacienda Posada de Vallina

Hostal El Triunfo

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Restaurants nearby

Amaltea Restaurant

Bodegas Mezquita Corregidor

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