Puerta de Bisagra
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,069 contributions
Dec 2019
The gate is the entryway to the old town of Toledo.
On a regular day, it would a regular entrance archway, no doubt historically significant.
We visited closer to christmas and hence the decor around the gate, made it beautiful. Was worth the visit.
Also very close to the tourist centre and a good spot to catch the bus to Mirador del valle viewpoint.
Written April 27, 2020
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zinear
Washington DC, DC278 contributions
Dec 2019
It looks like another stone gate, but it has been around a long time, like many parts of Toledo. I enjoy history and thought this was a cool spot to drop by in Toledo; however, there's not a ton of information at the gate itself. If you really enjoy history, I think this is a worthwhile spot to check out just to see it. Otherwise, though, I wouldn't go too far out of your way to see it. That said, the route we took to get here took us through other parts of Toledo we wouldn't have seen otherwise!
Written January 17, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,935 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Puerta de Bisagra Nueva is one of many fortress gates into the city, but probably the biggest, most monumental and the best known. It's hard to imagine the scale of this gate until you see it. It's a ginormous with a gateway protected by two humongous barbican.

A truly monumental gate worth seeing.
Written July 20, 2019
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BrussoDallas
Dallas, TX2,185 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
These gates weren’t on our self guided walking tour (see below) but when we passed them on the bus we decided we needed to get to them to take a picture because they looked so cool. The flower picture I took was near the bus stop right by these gates. It was a cool little park with a gazebo in the middle.

We did a day trip Toledo from Madrid like most people. I pre-booked the Renfe tickets (which cannot be booked more than 62 days out) on their website (when it worked) and when it didn’t I used this website http://petrabax.com/ & paid the small fee they charge for booking to know it was done.
In my opinion, the $5 fee is well worth it given the trouble Renfe can be. If you want to give Renfe’s site a shot this link is very helpful - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187514-c80518/Madrid:Spain:Buying.Renfe.Tickets.Online..html

We took the 9:20 train that got us to Toledo at 9:53 We then took the city bus (you can take 5,6 or 22) to Plaza de Zocodover Sq which is in the center of everything. The bus is easy & only 1.20/person/per ride. The busses pick up outside the station, just walk to your right until you see the stop (it’s obvious once you’re there)
We spent the day doing this self guided walking tour http://www.spain.info/en_US/reportajes/un_dia_en_toledo.html It was a good way to see what Toledo had to offer but their suggested times are waaaaaayyy too long in my opinion. We had so much extra time we didn’t know what to do & actually ended up taking an earlier train back. (We were supposed to take the 5:25 train back to Madrid but took the 4:15 instead ~ which Renfe will change your tickets for free which is very nice if your plans change)
I think 6 hours in Toledo was plenty of time for us but we didn’t go into everything that the tour takes about going into, we more walked around & looked at stuff. We did stop for the snack at the Alcazar fortress library (which had nice views) and we also went into the Iglesia de San Ildefonso (Jesuitas) church so we could climb the tours & see the great views of the rest of Toledo (this is a must!)

We also did a side trip to Avila & Segovia (in one day), if you only have time for 1 side trip from Madrid I’d suggest the Avila/Segovia route over the Toledo route.
Written May 17, 2012
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Juan
Buenos Aires, Argentina629 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
We visited Toledo from Madrid by car and our GPS guided us to one of the entrances of the old town. Fortunatelly this was my first image of Toledo and my parking reference too.
The gate originally was muslim and was completely rebuilt by Carlos V and Felipe II in the XVI century. It's worth taking some minutes there.
Then you can start the amazing walking tour toward the heart of Toledo.
Written August 7, 2012
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TravelwithShoes
Cologne, Germany163 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
very awesome old gate!! make pictures inside!! you can also walk from this gate to other sights, the position is very central
Written September 11, 2018
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Antarsul
New Jersey182 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Very nice spot for pictures and perfect place to start your hike throughout the city.
Toledo is like a trip to the past through a very charming town. Wonderful sights, narrow streets, lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and a wonderful cathedral. Stop by the tourist information office very closed to the puerta de bisagra, grab a map and an explanation of the main sights, and walk right through the door into this wonderful little town.
Written August 31, 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
When I mention two, I should have to say three. We parked the car just outside the gate, and it provided us with the opportunity to adore this gate inside and out, and if we were there, visit the Inglesia de Santiago del Arrabal as well. On the way back to the car, we had lunch in a restaurant, called Virgen De La Estrella, and only a few steps away from the gate. In the Historical part of Toledo, you hardly can walk more than 1-200m and don't find something exciting. The Bisagra Gate, properly the Puerta de Bisagra Nueva. It started as a Moorish style monument, but in the16th century when the construction continued, it became a fantastic mixture. Above the entrance is the coat of arms of the emperor Charles V., who was also the head of the Habsburg house. Amazing how these royal families are all related to each other. The coat of arms is displayed both inside and out above the entrance.
Originally the Inglesia de Santiago del Arrabal was attached to the gate, but during the 16th-century renovation and restoration, these two was separated. In my opinion that doesn't count -it was a lucky solution, because of it now both the gate and the church can observe easier and better.
Using the Bisagra Gate to enter the Old part of the city, make a big impression on you immediately. From each stone, and brick of the gate radiating the past, and you feel that you are entering into history, which is eventually isn't a mistake.
Written May 18, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
One of the surviving gateways from the original city defences, this is steeped in history and very well worth visiting on the northern fringes of the old town in Toledo. The gate is of Moorish origin, but the main part was built in 1559 by Alonso de Covarrubias. It bears the coat of arms of the emperor Charles V. In between the two gates is a courtyard. You can visit the house above the gate, but it was closed when we visited. A wonderful piece of history.
Written July 30, 2018
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SMJ48
Vernon, CT54 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We entered the gate with our guide. The rooms inside were large and well lighted. We ascended steep steps to the roof where we looked over the roof tops of Toledo. Our guide pointed out various historic buildings and elaborated on the history and modern changes in Toledo over the years. Well worth the time!
Written July 26, 2018
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