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Puerta de Elvira

Granada, Spain
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

One of the landmark of Granada. Located at the beginning (or the end, depending your way) of Calle Elvira, this is a remain of the walls of Granada in the Muslim period. Well worth taking your picture with. For more:http://alhambracadabra.blogspot.com.es/2014/07/puerta-elvira.html

Thank Herve T
Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Puerta de Elvira is a simple gate with a simple design, but apparently it was the main gate to enter the city. It was built in the 11th century when the Ziries were the kings.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

I found this in a Red Macatta novel. It conjoured up for me a visit I made years ago. I hope the place is the same when you visit. The main character is standing on Plaza San Nicolas : "Watching me the three old men...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

What I enjoyed, as well as the obvious history, is that there is no great fuss or signage around the Puerto de Elvira - it is just part of the everyday street scene and now serves as an entranceway to the Calle Elvira, a quaint...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

This at it one end of Calle Elvira. There is very little to visit as it's just the old entrance to the city but it's nice to see. I could have done without being told they used to hang the heads of criminals on it,...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2012

This is the entrance of the catholic king when reconquering the city to the moors.

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Reviewed February 28, 2012

The Puerta de Elvira was the principal gate of Granada during Moorish times. It was built in the 11th century when the Ziries were the kings. It became part of a fort when Yusuf I was the king. Today it has the arch that dates...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

The puerta looks like something straight out of Aladdin. I happened to stumble across is as I was walking down from the Mirador de San Cristóbal. It's interesting, but not anything to go especially out of your way to see.

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Interesting area and a splendid way to walk to the Alhambra.

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