Puerta del Almodovar

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,271 contributions
Puerta del Almodovar is what remains of an old city gate. This gate is one of several that the city had around its medieval protective walls. This particular gate dates to around the 10th century, but it has been rebuilt once or twice. Originally it was the Moors who constructed it and then the Christians in the 14th century, when they re-took control of the city. The name of the gate comes from the fact it led to (or from) the city of Almodova, a few kilometres from Cordoba.
Written May 22, 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,348 contributions
Puerta del Almodovar is a gateway, set in the old town wall. Pass through it and you enter the Juderia, or Jewish Quarter. It's a nice start to your visit and there are a number of cafés a few metres ahead after you pass through. Alternatively, you could follow the old city wall from the gateway down Calle Cairuan and enter via another gateway or continue on to the river.
Written July 25, 2020
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Rita A
Paco de Arcos, Portugal941 contributions
The best way to enter into the old Jewish quarter. The most beautiful thing is the fountain which is just outside the door. It is completely surrounded by beautiful flowers and provide a nice place where to sit and relax during the hot days.
This is a gate originally part of the city walls and the only surviving gate of nine built by Abd al-Rahman I. It's located in the very picturesque Cairuan Street and the perfect spot to get great pictures
Written September 13, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,620 contributions
Exploring the historic Jewish Quarter was one of the main highlights of our time in Cordoba. From the Alcazar, we walked up through Calle Judios, to the Puerta de Almodovar gateway.
It was an excellent walk. Along the way, we saw the Caliphal baths, the synagogue, narrow, white-washed streets, the El Zoco market, the Mamonides statue and stopped in at the traditional Bodega Guzman for a glass of local wine.
The gateway itself was built in the 14th century, designed to keep those inside safe and potential attackers out.
It’s a solid, imposing structure, with a central arch and flanked by towers on both sides which are linked by a parapet walk. There are few features, other than the crenellations at the top. There were originally up to 10 or so gateways but of the 3 that still remain, this one is the best preserved one.
One of this interesting things about this gate is that the city walls on either side are still standing. There was a time when all major towns and cities were surrounded by city walls or ramparts. Mostly they were torn down as they became redundant but here, you can still get a good idea of what it would’ve looked like in medieval times.
As you head through the gateway, you’ll see a statue of Seneca standing, sentry-like at the gate. A philosopher and Roman politician, Seneca, was born in Cordoba in the 4th century.
At this point, we could have headed back through the gate and re-traced our footsteps but we continued our walk instead by following the old city wall and walking alongside the stepped stream that flows beside the wall. It was a very pleasant, short path home.
Written December 20, 2020
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Jack H
Greenville, SC2,296 contributions
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This is one of the first "sights" I saw in the old town, as my hotel is very nearby. I'll confess that I didn't make my way there for the entrance itself, but for the statue of one of Cordoba's favorite sons, the ancient Roman Seneca, writer, thinker, unfortunate advisor to Nero.

The gate itself looks like it served its function well, back in the 14th century when it was built over an older Moorish wall. It's not terribly pretty, but it IS formidable, which is just what defenders of the city would have wanted. There are paces to eat and drink just outside and just inside the gate, and the street that runs along the city wall is a beauty.

Today the gate serves a newer purpose well, as it is one of the best and easiest ways to enter the old town from the new. Do stop for a bit to admire the defensive nature of gate and wall - and also to say hello to Seneca!
Written November 26, 2017
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HappyTravellers222
Leeds, UK406 contributions
Family
Sometimes you find a little piece of heaven - well here it is, so quiet and peaceful and so very beautiful, it is a great place for photography with the different shades of light etc.
A must see.
Written September 24, 2017
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PJJBDVLJ
Aylesbury, UK121 contributions
Family
Lovely tranquil part of Cordoba. Not all the ponds had water in but it was easy to imagine how nice this place would be. Good place for photos of the city walls.
Written October 28, 2019
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Sc0ttishbill
Faro, Portugal183 contributions
Couples
As it was very close to our hotel - Patios del Ofebre in Calle Tejon y Martin - we passed through this historic gateway many times. It is typical of the skilled construction of long gone inhabitants of Cordoba.
Written May 14, 2019
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Tallbear55
Denia, Spain410 contributions
Couples
Having walked around the town we found ourselves close by and decided to explore further. A lovely walk around the walls and to stop need the pools and fountains, plus very cool.
Written May 7, 2019
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EmaPanz
Zurich, Switzerland72 contributions
Couples
We stopped here as the last explanation-point of our free guided tour. The place is nicely quiet and there are some bars nearby.

Some trees also helps to avoid the sun and enjoy the refresh of their shadow during the sunny and warm day
Written March 3, 2019
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