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This is an imposing stone construction that once guarded the landside entrance to the city. Nowadays, it strides colossus-like across the road into/from the city, marking the delineation between the “old” and “new” towns. Consequently, it is usually the locus of heavy traffic that passes...More
This monument built around the old defensive walls of the city was built in the 18th century and is a fairly impressive entrance to a town. It separates the old town of Cadiz with the new known as Puerta Tierra. You cannot miss it if...More
The town walls of Cadiz are still impressive after all these years. The section facing the isthmus has a gateway (two actually) called Puerta de Tierra, topped with a dwarfish tower. The top of the walls are accessible for free in the daytime which unfortunately...More
"Puertas de Tierra" is a part of the old gates into the city of Cadiz built in the 18th century. As with all gates, it performs a defensive function and has a bastion right in the centre between 2 of the gates. There's a sort...More
We went here in late November and whilst the weather was wonderful the place was empty. It is free to climb up the tower and then walk along the wide walls to look back across Cadiz,along the coast, or out to sea. There are loads...More