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Impressive old gate way to city. This gate was part of the walls of the old city with a Moorish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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As the old gate to the city it has quite a bit of history to it. Nice and quiet but good atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive old gate way to city. This gate was part of the walls of the old city with a Moorish garrison nearby to defend the city.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Old historic city entry, in arabic construction style. Right next to it is tge Al sur de Granada, one of the best places to buy specialty food and wine.

Thank Laureano R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

As the old gate to the city it has quite a bit of history to it. Nice and quiet but good atmosphere at night.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

I actually lived right up a hill near this. At first I had no idea what it was, but then a friend explained to me that it was once the entrance to the Alhambra area. It was an entire fort, and there were walls sprawling...More

Thank Osian12
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Also known as Arco de Elvira, it was the main access gate to the city of Granada during Islamic domination. Built in the 11th century the gate has suffered numerous transformations and restorations, the most recent in 1990. At the end of Elvira Street with...More

Thank margareth700
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Nice to see this gateway, the city train tour bus passes right by, so easy to take a look at the gateway.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The Gateway ,also known as Arco de Elvira, and built around the 11th century as the main access gate to the city during the Islamic domination , and has undergone restoration work over the Hundreds of years its been standing by different rulers .

Thank ab2pcs
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Elvira Gateway is the only remaining gate (11th century) of the old city wall. It is worth to go to it and the follow Elvira street, which is colourful by its own buildings. The street will lead to Plaza Nueva.

Thank acorna
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I found this gate purely by chance when looking for a certain vegan restaurant. It is I understand one of the few remaining parts of the ancient city walls, that must have been impressive in its day.

Thank June A
Reviewed 17 February 2018

It is heartwarming to know that this was not demolished for some city project. It is a massive structure and part of your city walls walk.

Thank Susan V
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