Puerta de Hierro
City Gate in Granada
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.
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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.