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Fishmonger´s Gate

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Basic Information

Location Monforte, Spain
Country Spain
City Monforte
Address Monforte, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.5235,-7.5121


Summary

Alson called Alcazaba (citadel) gate, the Fishmonger´s gate connected the old city with the River Cabe and it is one of the accesses which was most important in centuries gone by in the daily life of Monforte. The Pescadería square, alongside which it is located, was traditionally called plaza del Azougue (Quicksilver square) in reference to the azogue or street market that existed here for a long time. According to a document from 1488, the Jewish family of Boaventura Judía lived at this square at a house which in 1492 came into the possession of the Count of Lemos.


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Monforte



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