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Moorish gateway

Puerta de Elvira is a striking Moorish archway in the Calle de Elvira near Gran Via. It's narrow so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Very interesting!

This was one of the first sites I saw while in Granada, which was also my first trip to Europe. I... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Lyndsay M
Mount Hope, Canada
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Granada, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Puerta de Elvira is a striking Moorish archway in the Calle de Elvira near Gran Via. It's narrow so traffic's restricted so it's good that it has been preserved instead of demolished for city road development.

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This was one of the first sites I saw while in Granada, which was also my first trip to Europe. I was enthralled by the age and level of preservation here. It's really amazing!

Thank Lyndsay M
Reviewed 13 November 2017

i would say don't go straight forward for it, nothig so special about it, go some snap some shots of it and make it a part of your walk around Albaicín area then head to Mirador San Nicolás

Thank Sherif S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I notice some reviewers say this is a gate from Alhambra into Albaicin. We walked it that way, coming down the paseo from the Pilar Carlos V and the Justice Gate, but it pretty blank on that side. It was decorated on the side facing...More

Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a door into the city. You can drive through it and along all Elvira, and in fact need to if you are coming from central city and want to park in the St Augustin parking structure.

Thank laficabella
Reviewed 24 October 2017

It isn't the prettiest city gate that I ever saw, but worth to have a look if you intend to walk in Albayzin. We came down from Alhambra when we bumped into Puerta de Elvira. Of course, we tried to get as much information as...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We came across the gate as we were about to start our climb to Mirador St Nicolas via the Albayzin. It's in a very pretty area at the End of Elvira St with some rather steep steps up to Albayzin nearby, and a nice plaza...More

Thank justjans
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This area is a mixture of old and new with these two blending extremely well. Wonderful area to walk around and take photos.

Thank Orlando P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It is just a large arch, nothing special. Good for a pic if you are passing by but don't go out of your way.

Thank Margie M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We started our walk in Albayzin from here. The streets are very narrow, lots of stairs all going up...

Thank Karen S
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