City Walls Reflect History in Toledo, Spain - Encircle Photos

33 City Walls Reflect History in Toledo, Spain

Toledo’s old walls reflect its illustrious history. The Romans where the first to build walls after capturing “Toletum” in 192 AD. The defenses were significantly expanded by the Visigoths from the early 5th century until 711. Then the Moors added their fortifications until conquered by King Alfonso VI in 1085 when the city became the capital of Castile. Each culture left its architectural mark on Toledo. This section, defining part of northern edge, stretches from the Gate of Alfonso VI to the Bisagra Gate, two of the eight entrances into the historic city.


Calle Real del Arrabal, 26, 45003 Toledo, Spain


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