We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Puerta del Sol

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Calle Carretas, Toledo, Spain
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$653.54*
and up
Full Day in Toledo by beetle from Madrid
More Info
US$173.19*
and up
Toledo Private Tour with Royal Palace of Madrid

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 280 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Entry into old town

We walked through this entry gate many times in our two day stay in Toledo. It is near most of the other sights and is a great vantage point for photos as well as being a striking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen R
Add Photo Write a Review

280 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 44: English reviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through this entry gate many times in our two day stay in Toledo. It is near most of the other sights and is a great vantage point for photos as well as being a striking piece of architecture.

Helpful?
Thank Helen R
Port Hedland, Australia
Level Contributor
415 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Another gate I a magnificent place. It is hard to judge each gate but they are impressive each and every one. You. Need your walking shoes on and no prams as they just wouldn't go.

Helpful?
Thank Bobby1505
Algiers, Algeria
Level Contributor
117 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Most of the tourists pass next to it but never see it! It's just under the Mezquita Cristo de la Luz

Helpful?
Thank Esma B
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
1,121 reviews
778 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This Moorish influenced guard tower, and still operating iron gate formed the main entry to Toledo. As such, the entry needed to be controlled and that was the role of Puerta del Sol. One can only imagine the streams of visitors over the centuries, and under what circumstances access was denied

Helpful?
Thank Mike K
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A very photogenic fortified gateway - worth the walk,especially past the oldest (and only standing) mosque in Toledo.Unfortunately we were there before opening time,and as we were part oif a tour, time did not permit us to revisit. Next time!

Helpful?
Thank Susan V
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
184 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

You can get a close up view of the upper part of this majestic gate from the gardens of the Cristo de la Luz mosque, which overlooks it. It is close to Valmardon gate and is well worth the time exploring.

Helpful?
Thank Sara H
Level Contributor
89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The iron gate that lifts up into the tower still works and is hanging from above. It's interesting to think about all the people that must have passed through (or been killed at the gate during siege) over the past thousand years.

Helpful?
Thank Greg G
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Level Contributor
244 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were standing and watching on this piece of architecture for quite a while, it's so beautiful in the daylight.

Helpful?
Thank PcholkaVe
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
524 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Built under the Mudejar style. Medium size, not too big. Very well conserved. Located on the way to Alcazar.

Helpful?
Thank EMILE D
Level Contributor
334 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Impressive part of Moorish fortification. It is a thing not to be missed although you need to climb up the hill back to return to the center of the old town. However, it is close to another impressive gate, Bisagra.

Helpful?
Thank Boris B

Travellers who viewed Puerta del Sol also viewed

 
Toledo, Province of Toledo
Toledo, Province of Toledo
 

Been to Puerta del Sol? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Puerta del Sol staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?