I come to tell you about four doors of access that Seville had, but do you know how many actually had?
The Wall Of Seville that today we can see part of it in the neighborhood of La Macarena, surrounded the entire Old Town of the city during the Roman, Visigoth, Islamic and finally Castilian periods.
In it were exactly 13 doors each with their respective names and 5 shutters.
This door is also known as the Macarena arch, which next to the oil gate and the Cordoba Gate are the only three accesses that still stand.
It was built in The Times of Julius Caesar to replace an existing Carthaginian. In the twelfth century the Arabs carried out an important expansion of the wall that doubled it, under the rule of Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf.
It is in the year 1508 when Fernando the Catholic makes his entrance to the city, accompanied by Germana de Foix settling in Seville for the first time.
In 1836 on the occasion of the invasion of Andalusia by the Carlist forces, a moat with a drawbridge was made in order to make it stronger.
The Arch is crowned by an image of Hope Macarena.
It was one of the first to be demolished, it happened in the year 1858.
It was located in the current Calatrava Street and was called Door of the Almenilla, finally it began to be called of La Barqueta by the large barges used to cross the river.
It had no commercial or artistic use, the use of this door was to curb the overflow.
Go through different remodels.
Its origin is Almoravid, and it was completely reformed in 1585.
It was located to the west of the city and served as a connection point with the old boat bridge that crossed the other side of the river to access the Triana neighborhood.
Once renovated, its facades were completely the same as that of the interior and exterior. Precisely on the facade of the interior in its central space was adorned with the coat of arms of Seville.
This gate was demolished in 1864.
Its construction can be dated to the twelfth century, being before the Christian conquest. It was one of the points of communication between the Port of Seville or de Indias and the city center.
Why Arenal? Because it is due to the space of sand that surrounded the bed of the Guadalquivir River.
Near it in the XVI century there were several taverns and gambling houses.
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