Puerta del Sol, Toledo

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Puerta del Sol is a city gate of Toledo, Spain, built in the late 14th century by the Knights Hospitaller.The medallion above the arch of the gate depicts the ordination of the Visigothic Ildephonsus, Toledo's patron saint. The name of the gate comes from the sun and the moon that were once painted on either side of this medallion.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Excellent work of architecture. Visit especially at the time of the sunset, the views are beautiful.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It is a beautiful monument that is worth visiting and pass underneath to sit in the Toledo of so many years ago.
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  • August 4, 2017
    I had the chance to visit this gate twice. Once in the morning from the Mosque of Christ the Light and second time in the afternoon on my way to the Bisgara Gate. The gate was beautiful both times but...  more »
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  • Less spectacular then expected. But very Intriguing seal.
  • Beautiful gate into the castle at Toledo. Go across the street for a spectacular overlook.
  • It's almost impossible to miss, but this gate alone would warrant detour in any country. And there is so much more to explore behind the city gates ;-)
  • Puerta del Sol Toledo, dating back to the 14th century, perhaps less well known than that of Madrid, is considered the best Mudéjar door for its strength and harmony. Mudejar art, strictly limited to Spain, is a mix of Christian Arab-inspired elements with embedded style. The largest centers of Mudejar art were Seville, Toledo and Zaragoza. We find in calle Real del Arrabal and was the second door on our route of access to the old town of Toledo.
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  • A beautiful historic city. A city to discover each alley, corner and square. A delight.
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Where to stay in Toledo

When visiting Toledo, staying inside the old city walls allows for on foot access to all of the area's historical landmarks as well as a tight network of shops, restaurants, and museums. Similarly, staying in the old center, which sits on a raised hill overlooking the city, avoids a daily hike to the city's main attractions. Many old buildings in the center have been transformed into boutique hotels and guest houses, allowing visitors to experience the rich historical heritage and beautiful architecture of the city.
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