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.
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 ...
An architectural jewel of the Spanish Gothic style whose outstanding features are the cloisters and the arched galleries. The ground
floor houses numerous sculptures along with some fine carved stone reliefs depicting images of animals and vegetation. The upper ...
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 ...