This gate was attached to the old city walls and marked the southern limit of the medieval town. It was the start of the old ... More
Puerta de Toledo
This gate was attached to the old city walls and marked the southern limit of the medieval town. It was the start of the old road to Toledo and is now the way out to new residential districts on the other side of the River Manzanares. The modern market with the same name nearby houses a wide variety of shops selling antiques and crafts. The gate is a semicircular arch with smaller rectangular doors on each side, Ionic columns and military coats-of-arms decorating the upper part. It was started during Jose Bonaparte's reign and finished during the rule of his succesor, Fernando VII.
It's now a modern shopping center, built in 1983 to replace the old 19th century fish market. It's a great
place for craft, antique and design shops. It also serves as a great excuse to get to know the ...
This stronghold was built by Alfonso VI on a hill high above the city on the site of the ruins
of a Muslim fort. It is rectangular in structure and flanked by four square towers. The facade presents rows ...
Lie back on one of the reclining chairs located under the huge dome and enjoy spectacular documentaries and visual displays
accompanied by the best surround sound system available. You will learn all about the fascinating world of astronomy and ...