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Toledo - This is the Bisagra Gate, the most important in the city

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Hinge Door in Toledo

If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit the imposing Toledo city, close to Madrid, you may not know that it is a historically walled city, which still maintains a good part of its fortification.

And if there are walls, there are also doors ... like the one known as Hinge.

The Hinge Door It is considered the most important in the city, both for its location and its dimensions.

If you go to visit Toledo by car from Madridprecisely my advice is to leave it in the free parking Safont, and then you enter Toledo walking through the aforementioned hinge door.


Inner courtyard of the Puerta de lBisagra in Toledo

This is known as the new Hinge Door, because there is another older one, not too far away, which is now called the door of Alfonso VI, because through her the Castilian king entered when he reconquered Toledo at the end of the 11th century.

Of Muslim origin, the Hinge Door was remodeled in Renaissance style during the 16th century

When you get to Hinge, don't expect a simple door in a wall. It is a large door between two robust towers, after which a large walled courtyard opens, which leads you to another interior door under two square towers, from where you already enter the city.


Interior body of the Hinge Door in Toledo

The huge one will catch your attention shield of Carlos V located on the main facade of the Hinge Door.

And yes, it is not the last door that you must flank to reach the center of the city, because depending on where you go up the hill you will find others much smaller, such as the Sun Gate and the door of the Christ of the Lights, the latter next to the mosque of the same name.

Pictures door Hinge of Toledo

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