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Arco de la Estrella (Arch of the Star)

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Arco de la Estrella (Arch of the Star)


Basic Information

Location Caceres, Spain
Country Spain
City Caceres
Address Caceres, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 39.4748,-6.3709


Excessively lowered, to the extent that in the distance it does not seem to have its actual height, the Arco de la Estrella takes its name from the Virgin of the Star whose image can be found in a Baroque shrine on the inner face of the gate, one of the four providing access to the walled city.

In the immediate vicinity of the Puerta Nueva (New Gate) from the 15th century replaced by the current arch from the 18th century, the presence of Jewish families is documented such as Haim Alvalía or Samuel ben Sem Tob at a time when the municipal ordinances did not yet require Jewish segregation.

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