Imagine a whole procession riding through this gate on horseback, accompanied by the sound of hooves and armour. Take a good look at it, the shape of its arch at the top and the material with which it is built. Did you know that it used to have hinges? See if you can figure out how many there were in total.
This gate was one of the town’s entrances and, currently, it is the only gate that remains standing in the town’s outer walls. Its name comes from the place where this gate used to be located, which gave access to the orchards belonging to the residents of Valencia de Alcántara, which were outside the walls.
Unfortunately, this gate was damaged by a fire that occurred in 1821, as a result of fighting between liberals and royalists. Its latest restoration took place in 1991. The fire also consumed the doors at this entrance, which were unfortunately lost completely. However, some of the hinges of the ancient doors have been preserved.