Cordoba Gate - Carmona, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 37° 28.586 W 005° 38.009
30S E 267131 N 4150984
Quick Description: The Cordoba Gate was erected between the late 1st century B.C. and early 1st century A.D. in a natural hollow, at the point where the Via Augusta exited the city in the direction of Cordoba.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 12/20/2014 3:15:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMN3HD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
It was originally built with three openings for pedestrians and carriages and flanked by two octagonal towers made of ashlars cut from local rock.

In Roman times, Carmona had four doors that allowed communication with the outside walled city, of which only two remain: Seville and Cordoba.

It is located at the end of the former Decumanus, the avenue that the Romans built extending from east to west in their camps and villages. Thus from this door you come straight to the Puerta de Sevilla passing midway through the Plaza de San Fernando, the former forum of the Roman city of Carmo.

It is the only Roman gate in Spain with three existing arcs, the lateral arches currently integrated into homes that are next to the gate.

Successive modifications changed the facade of the gate, adorning it with Renaissance statues and coats of arms that no longer exist. It was later transformed into a neoclassical style.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

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Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed

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