Arco de Felipe V
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK450 contributions
Jan 2020
This is another great photo opportunity that you will only get if you take your time to strolll through the cobbled streets of the old city. You will be rewarded with some great views. Not all tourists take the time to explore.
Written February 25, 2020
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cpurdy2017
Cincinnati, OH12 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
A good spot to walk past on your hike through the old city... close by take the stairs to the arab baths. Good spot for a photo or selfie.
Written October 20, 2017
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Bruce W
Mijas, Spain1,754 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Many visitors to Ronda pass under this arch on their way from La Ciudad into Padre Jesus or the other way. Back in the 18th century until the completion of the Puente Nuevo, probably most of the merchants and travellers used the arch as the main entrance into the City. In 1742 the Arco de Felipe V was rebuilt in its current form in a place known as the Moor’s Armchair (el Sillon del Moro). At the same time the road was widened and the incline made a little less steep. I have the feeling that the earlier Moorish gate would have been of greater substance than the present Arch, although perhaps, not quite as substantial as the Puerta del Almocabar at the lower end of the city. Mind you, that did not prevent that earlier gateway from collapsing.

The principal need for a gate was not just for security (in Moorish times), but also in the era of Felipe V, every town collected taxes from merchants and travellers as they entered the city. Part of these taxes was used to improve the city and part was sent to the chancellery, perhaps better known as the king’s tax collector. The gate’s stature and importance has diminished a bit since the monumental new bridge was constructed to provide a better way in and out of the old city.

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Written November 14, 2018
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ab2pcs
scotland24,254 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Back in the 18th century the arch was the main entrance into La Ciudad, and behind it and much lower than Puente Viejo is Arab Bridge. The the oldest of the 3 bridges .
I arrived from below from Puente San Miguel and to be honest its a climb all the way up and through the Arch to Palacio del Marqués de Salvatierra and then on to Alminar de San Sebastian.
Written March 10, 2017
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high_low73
Bergen, Norway790 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
Back in the 18th century until the completion of the Puente Nuevo, the arch was the main entrance into La Ciudad. But as a sight it is far from the most impressive. You'll probably pass it on your way from the Arab baths or the Old Bridge. If not that's alright, you haven't missed out on anything.
Written February 10, 2017
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Felixstowe2016
Felixstowe, UK5,006 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
In the18th century until completion of the Puente Nuevo, the arch was the main entrance into La Ciudad, was built after the collapse of the old Arab gate in 1742.
Written December 2, 2016
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jilltim
Cutar, Spain257 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Walk down the hill past the Casa del Rey Moro and you will come to this arch spanning the road just before the Puente Viejo (Old Bridge). The arch dates from the 18th century and is said to sit where previously a Moorish gate stood. Note that traffic is active over both the bridge and through the arch.
Written June 8, 2016
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Christopher E
Truro, UK346 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Arco de Philipe V is on the way down to the Roman bridge and so one goes through it when approaching from the path down from the Puente Nuevo Bridge. It is worth pausing for a while to take in the fabulous views from just by the Arco.
Written May 3, 2016
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Liz M
San Francisco, CA193 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
We saw this arch on our search for the Arab baths. It is very historic. I am sure that you will see it if you go to the Arab baths.
Written April 20, 2016
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Johneo_ca
Toronto, Canada243 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We passed though this archway on our first abortive attempt to see the Roman Bridge in Ronda. It is located just below the Moorish Baths and was built on the site of one of the gateways to the city.

Nothing special in Spain - would be a wow in the USA!
Written February 18, 2016
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