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Puerta de Toledo, Madrid

Puerta de Toledo - Madrid, Spain
Puerta de Toledo
Glorieta Puerta de Toledo, Madrid, Spain 28005Map
+34 91 588 2900 (Tourism Office)

This gate was attached to the old city walls and marked the southern limit of the medieval town. It was the start of the old road to Toledo and is now the way out to new residential districts on the other side of the River Manzanares. The modern market with the same name nearby houses a wide variety of shops selling antiques and crafts. The gate is a semicircular arch with smaller rectangular doors on each side, Ionic columns and military coats-of-arms decorating the upper part. It was started during José Bonaparte's reign and finished during the rule of his succesor, Fernando VII.

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