Puerta de Hierro

City Gate in Granada

Puerta De Hierro, Alhambra
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The Puerta de Hierro or Iron Gate is a city gate into the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain. After the conquest by the Catholic Monarchs, the Governor of the Alhambra, the Count of Tendilla, ordered the construction of this artillery bastion situated  outside with stables to protect the Torre de los Picos. The new bastion encloses the Torre de los Picos and its door, the Puerta del Arrabal, which is located at its base.

The Puerta de Hierro opened into a  a vaulted passage that leads to barracks, bastion and stables.

From this door the Generalife could be accessed, leaving the orchards to the left and Torre de las Infantas and Torre de la Cautiva to the right.

Visiting Puerta de Hierro


For opening times of the Puerta de Hierro see Alhambra Opening Times.

Access to the Puerta de Hierro is normally restricted, unless it is open as part of the Space of the Month program.


The Puerta de Hierro is part of the Alhambra Complex and access it you need to purchase Alhambra Tickets or a Alhambra Guided Tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

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