Puerta del Cambrón

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General view of the gate, internal side

The Puerta del Cambrón is a gate located in the west sector of the Spanish city of Toledo, in Castile-La Mancha. Also called previously "Gate of the Jews"[1] or "Gate of Saint Leocadia", has been speculated The possibility that the name of the gate, del Cambrón, had its origin in the growth of a thorn bush or plant at the top of the ruins of one of the towers, before the last reconstruction of the gate, In 1576.[1] It has the cataloging of Bien de Interés Cultural.[a]

Features[edit]

Of Renaissance style, has two pairs of towers and two arches, being built of stone and brick. It suffered two renovations in the early-1570s and in 1576. Hernán González, Diego de Velasco and Juan Bautista Monegro would sculpt a figure of Leocadia in the gate.[3] The gate was little damaged during the Spanish Civil War.

Illustration by A. Wallace Rimington, published in The Cities of Spain (1909)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The whole wall of Toledo, together with its towers and bridges, was declared "National Monument" on December 21, 1921, and the declaration was published in the "Gaceta de Madrid" on December 25 of that year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martín Aguado 1987, p. 205-231.
  2. ^ "Puertas" (PDF). Gaceta de Madrid. Ministry of Public Instruction and Fine Arts (359): 1046. December 25, 1921. 
  3. ^ Arias de Cossío 2010, p. 310.

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Coordinates: 39°51′33″N 4°01′56″W / 39.8593°N 4.0323°W / 39.8593; -4.0323