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Gate of Almodóvar or Bab-al-Yahud

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Gate of Almodóvar or Bab-al-Yahud

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Location Cordoba, Spain
Country Spain
City Cordoba
Address Cordoba, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 37.8806,-4.7840


Summary

The Gate of Almodóvar, known as the Puerta del Nogal (walnut gate) (Bad-al-Chawz), is of Arab origin. This gate, greatly remodelled in the Christian era, underwent a further major overhaul in the 16th century, subsequently being restored in 1802 and, more recently, in the 1960's. It is the sole surviving example of the systematic destruction of walls and gates which started in the late 18th century. This disaster originated from demographic expansion experienced by the city after its stagnation for three centuries.

The whole walled stretch to the south of the gate is conserved which is prolonged as far as Campo Santo de los Mártires throughout Cairuán street. This wall, seriously remodelled in the 14th century, underwent major restoration in the 1960's carried out by José Rebollo who added the moat and the lower promenade which surrounds it, whilst at its southern end the gate known as Puerta de la Luna (Moon Gate) was opened.


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