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It is a medieval door near to a modern square. It is easy to look because you may visit it in few minutes, it is free and it is near España Square. It shock because it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Windsor, New Jersey
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the Gates to the City, Moorish Design, Picture Moment Connects Elvira Street and another main street with lots of quaint shops

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

It is a medieval door near to a modern square. It is easy to look because you may visit it in few minutes, it is free and it is near España Square. It shock because it is perfectly clean

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beyond the Puerta de Elvira you can gain access to Cuesta de Abarqueros, as it name imply, it is a steep walk to the Albayzin, walking along Carril de la Lona, Placeta de San Miguel, etc etc etc. The original name of this great city door is bab-livira because it was the way to the kora (province of ancient andalucia)... More 

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Granada, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

One of the landmark of Granada. Located at the beginning (or the end, depending your way) of Calle Elvira, this is a remain of the walls of Granada in the Muslim period. Well worth taking your picture with. For more:http://alhambracadabra.blogspot.com.es/2014/07/puerta-elvira.html

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Malaga, Spain
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3,005 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,786 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Puerta de Elvira is a simple gate with a simple design, but apparently it was the main gate to enter the city. It was built in the 11th century when the Ziries were the kings.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I found this in a Red Macatta novel. It conjoured up for me a visit I made years ago. I hope the place is the same when you visit. The main character is standing on Plaza San Nicolas : "Watching me the three old men stared, not talking, caretakers of some deep knowledge that one day each of us will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

What I enjoyed, as well as the obvious history, is that there is no great fuss or signage around the Puerto de Elvira - it is just part of the everyday street scene and now serves as an entranceway to the Calle Elvira, a quaint street that is fun to walk down. As Calle Elvira runs parallel with the main... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This at it one end of Calle Elvira. There is very little to visit as it's just the old entrance to the city but it's nice to see. I could have done without being told they used to hang the heads of criminals on it, but nowadays it's very scenic.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This is the entrance of the catholic king when reconquering the city to the moors.

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

The Puerta de Elvira was the principal gate of Granada during Moorish times. It was built in the 11th century when the Ziries were the kings. It became part of a fort when Yusuf I was the king. Today it has the arch that dates from the Nazari times. This is a National Historic-Artistic Monument since 1896.

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