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Massive Moorish Horseshoe Arch Connects Toledo to the Alcazar

Beautiful, massive, Moorish, horseshoe arch was the original doorway through Todeldo's city walls... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Kim G
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Pacific Grove, California
Interesting, only a little

The guide said the arch is left from an old building that was destroyed. The old fort was from the... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
LostALot22
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Chicago, Illinois
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Everyone who sees it must wonder what this strange horseshoe arch, so distinctive and so exotic, is doing in the unremarkable Plaza Zocodover. In fact it's a survival (the only one in this part Toledo) of the tenth century Moorish city, where it was a...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

This is one of many Moorish arches you can see around the city and not a great example either, but at least it frames the statue of Cervantes making for good photo shoots.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The guide said the arch is left from an old building that was destroyed. The old fort was from the period of the Moors. That’s interesting but in the end it is just an arch.

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

I could not appreciate this horseshoe-shaped arch as an attraction. Perhaps it appeals more to history buffs. At least the statue of Miguel de Cervantes is more photo worthy. Like other Tripadvisors mentioned, the arch is good for photo framing of the statue.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

This Moorish horseshoe-shaped arch is all that remains of the Alcazar's inner wall connecting it to the Plaza Zocodover after the 1936 bombings. Above this arch is supposed to be a chapel called the Chapel of the Blood of Christ. Legend has it that it...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I never realized this was a "thing to do." It is the arch you walk through from the Plaza Zocodover to head toward the statue of Cervantes and the Alcazar. It is in my photos only as a frame for things beyond it.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

This is one of many Moorish arches you can see around the city and not a great example either, but at least it frames the statue of Cervantes making for good photo shoots.

1  Thank Susan V
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Beautiful, massive, Moorish, horseshoe arch was the original doorway through Todeldo's city walls, connecting town to the Alcazar. Also known as Puerta de la Sangre of Zocodover, located off Plaza de Zocodover, this is the ideal photo opportunity.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Part of the block of buildings on one side of Plaza Zocodover. It is a Moorish arch that forms a gate, and it is a few steps from the Cervantes statue.

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Located to one side of Zocodover Plaza, this arch leads to some steps down to a statue of the author of Don Quizote (who also wrote other novels …). Compared to the other arches in Toledo, this one has nothing much to recommend it.

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed October 1, 2017

This is just a gate, off the Plaza Mayor to the Cervantes street, and not one of the better arches or gates in town.

Thank tawv
Reviewed July 9, 2017

El Arco de la Sangre is just before the entrance to the Plaza de Zocodover and was the main gate to the city of Toledo during the Moor's occupation - thus the Mudéjar architecture curved arch look. Worth a quick visit if you are near...More

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