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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It used to be one of the entrance gates into to city of Alhambra, nowadays it’s a well preserved stricture without any real function apart from being a place to take few photos and move on.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

A stunning architectural piece, know as the Arch of Elvira. it was the main gate into the city built by the Mooors. If you go late evening the sun will burst through the arch giving you a stunning photo.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Impressive old gate way to city. This gate was part of the walls of the old city with a Moorish garrison nearby to defend the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Old historic city entry, in arabic construction style. Right next to it is tge Al sur de Granada, one of the best places to buy specialty food and wine.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

As the old gate to the city it has quite a bit of history to it. Nice and quiet but good atmosphere at night.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

I actually lived right up a hill near this. At first I had no idea what it was, but then a friend explained to me that it was once the entrance to the Alhambra area. It was an entire fort, and there were walls sprawling...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

Also known as Arco de Elvira, it was the main access gate to the city of Granada during Islamic domination. Built in the 11th century the gate has suffered numerous transformations and restorations, the most recent in 1990. At the end of Elvira Street with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Nice to see this gateway, the city train tour bus passes right by, so easy to take a look at the gateway.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The Gateway ,also known as Arco de Elvira, and built around the 11th century as the main access gate to the city during the Islamic domination , and has undergone restoration work over the Hundreds of years its been standing by different rulers .

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Elvira Gateway is the only remaining gate (11th century) of the old city wall. It is worth to go to it and the follow Elvira street, which is colourful by its own buildings. The street will lead to Plaza Nueva.

Date of experience: March 2018
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