Zaragoza used to have eight city gates which stood till the sieges of the War of Independence. Now there is only one: La ... More
Puerta del Carmen
Zaragoza used to have eight city gates which stood till the sieges of the War of Independence. Now there is only one: La Puerta del Carmen, which dates back to the 18th century. Not all the gates were destroyed during this war. They were also destroyed in the 1868 revolution and in the 20th century, due to our dependence on cars. The Puerta del Carmen was one of the entrances from the south, which used to have a toll where all goods had to be declared and paid for. You can still see the shrapnel holes from the wars in it. The gate has three arches. The biggest one was for carts and the two side ones for pedestrians. The heads of the executed used to be displayed here, too.
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