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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
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Quick Description: The Puerta de Alarcones is a city gate located in the city of Toledo.
Location: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Date Posted: 4/4/2019 9:10:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM10AZ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
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Long Description:
La Puerta de los Alarcones es una puerta de la ciudad española de Toledo.

Está ubicado en la ciudad española de Toledo, capital de la provincia homónima, en Castilla-La Mancha. Se encuentra al norte del casco histórico, a continuación de la Puerta del Sol. En el pasado se habría llamado puerta de Perpiñán, puerta de la Herrería o puerta de Madrid.?

Fue declarada monumento nacional junto a otras puertas, torres, murallas y puentes de la ciudad el 21 de diciembre de 1921, mediante una real orden publicada de 25 de ese mismo mes en la Gaceta de Madrid, con la rúbrica de César Silió.? En la actualidad cuenta con el estatus de Bien de Interés Cultural.
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The Puerta de Alarcones is a city gate located in the city of Toledo, in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It is also known by the name of Puerta de Moaguía, as cited in Mozarabic documents of 1216; and Puerta Alta de la Herrería, because it is located at the end of the street where workshops dedicated to ironworks were located.

The gate was the forced access to Zocodover square before opening the ascent of the street of the calle de las Armas, by the lookout, so that, along with the Puerta del Sol, it was adorned whenever Toledo was visited by some important personage, as a tribute to theirself to the passage of their cortege.

It is one of the oldest in the city, belonging to the Visigothic walled enclosure. The Puerta de Alarcones should have a also military crowning, which was destroyed, building itself.

A staircase has recently been discovered in its right-hand turret, whose gate existed earlier, deeper than this turret, which possibly gave access to the walls.

It was declared, along with rest of the Toledo's gates, walls and bridges, a national monument in December 1921.
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Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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