Renaissance Gate (Puerta del Puente), Córdoba

Renaissance Gate (Puerta del Puente), Cordoba. A 16th-century masterpiece that connects the city to the Roman Bridge and Via Augusta.

Renaissance Gate (Puerta del Puente), Córdoba

Renaissance Gate (Puerta del Puente), Córdoba. A 16th century masterpiece linking the city with the Roman bridge and the Via Augusta.
Renaissance Gate (Puerta del Puente), Córdoba. A 16th century masterpiece linking the city with the Roman bridge and the Via Augusta.
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Puerta del Puente (Renaissance Gate), Córdoba

The Puerta del Puente is a Renaissance gate in Córdoba, Andalusia. Built in the 16th century to commemorate a visit to the city by King Philip II, the gateway is located on the site of the previous Roman gates, linking the city with the Roman bridge and the Via Augusta.

Since 1931, the gate, together with the Roman bridge and the Calahorra tower, has been declared a Bien de Interés Cultural in the monument category. It also part of the historic centre of Cordoba, declared a World Heritage Site in 1984.

Puerta del Puente, or Gate of the Bridge, built in Renaissance style with Doric columns and classical entablature by Hernan Ruiz III in 1572 to link the city to the Roman bridge, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. Behind is the facade of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, now part of the Cathedral. The first church built here by the Visigoths in the 7th century was split in half by the Moors, becoming half church, half mosque. In 784, the Great Mosque of Cordoba was built in its place, but in 1236 it was converted into a catholic church, with a Renaissance cathedral nave built in the 16th century. The historic centre of Cordoba is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



A Stunning Renaissance Style Gate with Doric Columns and Classical Entablature

Surrounding the large Old town are the Roman walls: gates include the Puerta de Almodóvar, the Puerta de Sevilla and Puerta del Puente, which are the only three gates remaining from the original thirteen. The Puerta del Puente is located on the site of previous Roman and Moorish gates, which united the city to the Roman Bridge (Puente Romano).

The construction of a new, larger and more modern gate was commissioned of Ruiz by the city’s governor Alonso González de Arteaga on 18 February 1572. It has a central square passage, flanked by two pairs of Doric columns, surmounted by a Classical entablature.

Córdoba

One of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia, Cordoba is famous for La Mezquita, the impressive Mosque-Cathedral. Located in Southern Spain, Cordoba was founded by the Romans. Today, it’s a popular tourist destination with many fascinating historical attractions.

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Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Also known as La Mezquita, Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral is a prime example of Moorish architecture. Located on Calle Cardenal Herrero, this famous Spanish landmark is visited by more than 1.5 million people each year.

They come to admire 856 columns made from marble, onyx, jasper and granite in the prayer hall. These double arches were made from pieces of the Roman temple that previously stood here, as well as other Roman buildings.

The Mezquita complex is spread over 24,000 square meters and includes The Court of Orange Trees or Patio de los naranjos, as well as a belltower with panoramic city views. One of the best things to do in Cordoba, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is not to be missed.



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