City Gate in Córdoba
The Puerta de Almodóvar or door of Almodóvar is one of the old city gates of of Córdoba, Spain. It is one of the only three doors that are currently preserved in the Cordovan medieval enclosure along with the Puerta del Puente and the Puerta de Sevilla. Located in the western section of the old wall, the Puerta de Almodóvar gives access to the Judería neighborhood.
The gate we see today, dates from the 14th century, and is flanked by two towers linked together with a slightly pointed arch and topped by battlements and a walkway.
At the end of the 20th century, a bronze sculpture was built next to the Puerta de Almodóvar in honor of the Cordovan philosopher Seneca . In addition, the environment of this monument was decorated with gardens and a stream that make this area of Córdoba a perfect place to walk.
History of the Almodóvar Gate
The only survivor of the nine city gates built by emir Abd ar-Rahman I. This entrance to the city was reformed by the Christians in the 14th century and only remains of the original battlements and adarve. It was restored in 1802.
Where does the Almodóvar Gate get its name?
The Puerta de Almodóvar gets its name from the old road that communicated this door with the town of Almodóvar del Río, about 23 kilometers from Córdoba. It was known as Bad al-Yawz during the Muslim period and the
In arabic it was called the Bab al-Chawz, in Spanish Puerta del Nogal which means Walnut gate. It has also been called or the Puerta de los Judíos or gate of Justice.
How to get to the Almodóvar Gate
From Cairuán street, very close to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, you can access the Puerta de Almodóvar,
By Bus: lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 12.
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Visiting Almodóvar Gate