Puerta de Tierra
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  • David D
    Devon, United Kingdom19,228 contributions
    Iconic old gateway
    This old gateway is definitely one of the most striking sights in Cadiz, it is akso one of the most iconic features of the City. The old gates into the City, Puertas de Tierra, were built in the 18th century for defence purposes. They stand at the top of Avineda de la Constitución in the City. There are two gates, topped with parapets, which stand on either side of a defence tower, known a bastion. It has a rather grand entrance, flanked on either side by stone columns which support a ledge with a carved crest of the City on it. On each corners of the tower, at the top level there is a turret, lookout point. The Spanish flag flies from it's roof. The gates separates the old City from the modern day part of the City. Nowadays traffic passes through the old gates as people travel about the City and beyond. The Statues of San Servando and San Germán and the fountain, are situated in front of the gates in Plaza de la Constitución.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2022
  • David O
    Geneva, Switzerland4,122 contributions
    Bien
    La porte de la ville de Cadix. Dans la plupart des villes les enceintes et les portes de villes ont été rasées. Mais là la commune les ont gardées. Une porte de ville construite durant le moyen-âge. Elle est belle. Maintenant il y a un grand rond point tout autour, donc elle reste toujours comme étant la porte de la vieille ville.
    Written February 8, 2020
  • Vinnietravel
    Rome, Italy5,560 contributions
    Entrando a Cadice
    Lasciata l'auto ad un parcheggio pubblico passiamo questa porta per raggiungere la parte centrale della città. Grazioso monumento architettonico posto tra le mura cittadine collocato in una piazza piuttosto trafficata, particolare il suo rivestimento marmoreo e la torre centrale.
    Traveled with family
    Written June 12, 2018
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK17,856 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Despite Cadiz being founded in circa 1105 B.C. the old part of the present city is pure 18th Century after an Anglo-Dutch raid destroyed the city in 1596 A.D. Back in the 18th Century a defensive wall marked the boundary of the City and the 'Puerta de Tierra' was the main gate through the walls into Cadiz. Today this impressive gate is what remains and thus marks the entrance point into the old city whilst modern day developments sprawl on the opposite side. There is not a great deal to see but worth a visit to take a photo and take in this piece of historic architecture. In front of the gate is a large pool with a water fountain and in front of that 2 columns supporting statues.
Written September 2, 2015
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Lizurd
Kingsburg, CA237 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
This piece of Cadíz history has been integrated well into its modern day infrastructure. It's like the gateway between the old and new parts of the city. At Christmas time, it was decorated nicely.
Written June 15, 2014
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,398 contributions
Aug 2021
Monumental access to the city. Also a clever idea for parking, if free. It feels a lot like being in Portugal here, after all Cadiz it's a wonderful "BY THE BORDER" city!
Written August 18, 2021
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Corinne210
Crook, UK82 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We hadn't done any research regarding places of interest to visit so it was a surprise to spot the Puerta de Tierra as we were walking along the beach, so we strolled over to take a closer look, it's free to look around too. We went up the stairs and found an interesting rooftop complete with some cannons, it was obviously a really important building guarding the city. It has traffic beneath, and to the left is a view of the port and the train station. There was an exhibition within the building of puppets, really interesting too. I would recommend a visit to this place, it won't take all day, we were probably there about an hour or so because we went into the exhibition. Information provided at the place is useful and informative.
Written January 30, 2019
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Ellesbells742
Overland Park, KS286 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
You can walk to the top of the battlements and walk around where the city's protectors once walked. It was larger on top than I expected. Nice views.
Written October 18, 2018
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,529 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The symbol of the city Cadiz and a wonderful piece of architecture. The tower marks the boundary between new and old and is extremely impressive.
Written August 13, 2018
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Pete_Gill_W
Haslemere, UK469 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We went here in late November and whilst the weather was wonderful the place was empty. It is free to climb up the tower and then walk along the wide walls to look back across Cadiz,along the coast, or out to sea. There are loads of seats and this is a great place to stop for a picnic.
Written December 8, 2017
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Karl B
Benalup-Casas Viejas, Spain90 contributions
Apr 2016
The Old part on Cadiz is simply living history when you either drive, walk or take the city's bus tour(Bear in mind you will miss some things as the are some restrictions where the bus's can and cannot go ) the whole city opens up to its culture both modern and old,, steeped in history there is so much for the visitor to take in with many of the old buildings reburbished and many in their original restored condition now, its a stunning city and very clean at that, it will leave a lasting impression,but be adventurous go down the back streets where you find Little gems and with family run Bars/ Tapas at an average of 4 euro's per person you won't be disappointed and you get to see the real Cadiz and not just the usual tourest spots enjoy what the city has to offer you'll be amazed, garunteed
Written April 25, 2016
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HARRY C
Illinois18 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Stayed in Hotel Monte Puertatierra. This part of the city has 2 huge beaches: Playa Santa Maria & Playa Victoria. There are many cafes, bars, restaurants and cafeterias to choose from. From our hotel we were able to walk to and from the Old City. There is also bus and taxi service if you stay further away,
Written May 20, 2015
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wingcastles
Barcelona, Spain629 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
This was once where cadiz ended and it's very nice. Now the city extends itself to thew whole peninsula but it can be clearly seen when thsi puerta was needed for defense purposes.
Written August 5, 2014
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