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Puerta de Elvira

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Puerta de Elvira

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Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada. One of Spain’s must-see attractions, this popular site often has very large crowds. Breeze past the entry lines and tour the sprawling complex in just half a day, and hear commentary about the history of this grand fortress and royal palace.
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Vadim wrote a review Nov 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,475 contributions2,400 helpful votes
The name of the gate similar to the female name comes from Bab-Ilvira, the name of the city in the Arab Andalusia to which the road passing through this gate led. Unfortunately, this is all that remains of the city's fortress wall. Due to its antiquity (XI century), the gate is part of the cultural heritage of Andalusia.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dimitris L wrote a review May 2020
Sydney, Australia19,279 contributions59,762 helpful votes
Puerta de Elvira is a city Gate, part of the old fortifications of the city. This is just some remains and there is really not a great deal to see. However it is historically, as well as culturally significant which is why it is part of the National Heritage Register in Spain. Not a must see by any means.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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IndySig wrote a review Mar 2020
Greencastle, Indiana3,620 contributions574 helpful votes
We happened on this large gate as we were heading to the monastery. It’s very interesting and worth a perk if you are in the area and walking past. Wouldn’t go out of my way to see this.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Jan 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,496 helpful votes
The first references to "Bab-Ilbira" gate date from the 9th century. It was part of the famous walls of Granada and was the principal access to the city during the islamic domination period. Along the centuries, it has suffered many changes and renovations, losing much of its original characteristics as an entry gate and as a fortress. The last important renovations occurred in 1990 and, since 1896, "Puerta de Elvira" has been appointed as a Spain's National Monument. "Puerta de Elvira" is located in downtown Granada and you will certainly pass in front of it many times during your stay in the city. A few pictures and it is done. But, if you are really interested in old gates, try to visit two other famous ones near "La Alhambra": 1) "Puerta de la Justicia", a 14th century Moorish horseshoe arch; and 2) "Puerta de las Granadas", a 16th century solemn Renaissance triumphal arch. Both are very inspiring for unforgettable travel pictures! More memories to take home. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Malcolm McD wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom365 contributions61 helpful votes
This is a gateway to the amazing Alhambra. You can just imagine the soldiers defending this amazing fortress centuries ago.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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