This impressive 16th century gateway is undoubtedly one of the finest entrances to the ancient city. Built by Covarrubias in ... More
Puerta de Bisagra
This impressive 16th century gateway is undoubtedly one of the finest entrances to the ancient city. Built by Covarrubias in 1555, it more than merits the adjective "imperial". On the facade, there is a gigantic coat of arms of Castille and Leon kingdom and the two-headed eagle which represented the reign of the Spanish monarchs during the Hapsburg empire. The gateway is formed by two buildings joined by a patio and crenelated wall.
Located in Plaza del Conde and close to Santo Tome church, this mansion was built by the first Count of
Fuensalida, Don Pedro Lopez de Ayala, in 1440. It is Mudejar (Moorish Spanish) in style and the two storey ...
Built of granite, glass and metal, the angle at which these towers lean is simply spectacular. They're 27 stories high
and a shining example of how dynamic and modern Madrid has become. Their official name is Puerta de Europa ...
The Castillo de San Servando is what remains of part of Toledo's defences and is reached by crossing the Alcántara
Bridge. There were fortifications as far back as the Moslem era and probably in Visigothic times too. When Alfonso ...