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Star Archway (Arco de la Estrella)

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Address: Plaza Mayor, Caceres, Spain
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I love the construction and the figurine at the top. It must have been a lot of work to build it with their tools.

Thisis a "must go" place, especially if you are a Tor user. You can touch "das Tor" physically.. And if there are radio waves that go through it you won't know. It is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Thisis a "must go" place, especially if you are a Tor user. You can touch "das Tor" physically.. And if there are radio waves that go through it you won't know. It is the entrance to a great marketplace, also. You will have a lot of fun if you visit.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This “Arch” seems to be the most interesting entrance of the Plaza Mayor, who is filled with bars and restaurants, you could call it in one way the centre with modern attractions into the mystic of the old town. As already mentioned it is the place to have your diner in the evening on a nice terrace, watching people walking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just so interesting the entrance from the Plaza Mayor with its bars and restaurants the center of modern attractions to the mystic of the old town. Sit and watch people wander by.Its different but not that different, depending on your views. Thought the bars and restaurants a bit worse for wear. Better ones further up the hill towards the shopping... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As an entry to the old city, one accesses it via the Plaza Mayor. The restaurants across from the Arch provide a great spot to sit and admire the old walls and the entrance. Yes, it's an arch - it was designed to give access through the medieval walls.

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Thank Andrea W
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a perfectly normal arch, so I;m not quite sure why it's seen as so special - sorry, if that seems harsh, but there are many other gateways and they can be just as impressive. This is an imposing entrance to the old town, but the rest of the town is more interesting. So, yes, take photos, admire it,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Going though the archway is probably the best way to enter and start exploring the old town from the Plaza Mayor.

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I have to admit it didn't look as impressive in real life, but lovely all the same. We went on a really gloomy day with a thunderstorm looming, so probably not at it's best.

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Thank Lossit
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great part of Caceres, best place to start exploring the old town which is quite impresive, but be ready to sweat, it can be hot even in June

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Interesting old town gateway! worth paying a visit after enjoying a beer at the plaza right next to it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The whole of the old town is fascinating - this is an excellent introduction to it!

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