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Arco del Obispo, Toledo

Arco del Obispo - Toledo, Spain
Arco del Obispo
2 Cuesta de San Justo, Toledo, Spain 45001Map
Neighborhood: La Candelaria
Overview

This 14th century Mudejar (Spanish-Moorish) arch stands in the courtyard of a private house, where the painter Alvarez de Sotomayor lived, opposite the apse of Sant Justo church. The arch is decorated in plasterwork with plant motifs, while four animal figures and twelve human figures appear in between. The one in the centre, after which the arch is named, is the most important one, as it is wearing a Bishop's mitre. As far as we know, these works were probably made at the time of the building's construction, and could have belonged to one of the houses which Bishop Gutierrez Fernandez de Toledo owned in the area. Not open to the public.

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Arco del Obispo General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
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