Arco de la Pastora, Medina-Sidonia

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  • It is the entrance to Medina Sidonia but not necessarily a highlight which you must see nice before that with the fountain and the stairs.
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  • The Arco de la Pastora is one of the gates to the walls and is an architectural gem because it is in pure Arabic style with its double Horseshoe arch, one of which is supported by columns of repurposing an old temple. It can be reached by a wide staircase and is really impressive.
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  • A place where formerly the donkeys drank water at the source and the arc of the Shepherdess was a private estate.
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  • The Arch of la Pastora is a door giving access to the old medieval walled city of Medina Sidonia. It has semicircular arches and, although probably of Roman origin, the materials currently preserved are from the Islamic period in the middle ages. It was in fact, built in its present state during the Caliphate period, having been dated in the 10th century after Christ, with materials coming mostly from a nearby quarry. How can be deduced from its location, its role was help to defend the city against possible foreign enemies. Its name comes from a niche with an image of a Madonna (the Virgin of la Pastora) containing a hollow inside in one of the sides of the arch. Also has a source on the side which is called the source of the salt, which will hurry if the second name. The set of two architectural works is very nice, both day and night. In our days it is very well lit by the city of Medina Sidonia, and the combination of lights used for this part of the wall of the city makes that at night it acquires an almost magical appearance, which gives it a special charm to his nocturnal visits additional to that already has of itself.
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  • Beautiful light in the evening. One of the essential to walk (and sit down to enjoy) step by Medina Sidonia.
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  • Emblematic monument of Medina Sidonia.
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  • One of the architectural wonders of the city. The Virgin was ceded by a convebto of the city.
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  • Beautiful door in Medina Sidonia, city steeped in history
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