Andalucia Rustica

Search More

Castles

Vejer de la Frontera – Closed Door

Castles

Vejer de la Frontera – Closed Door

Closed Door, also known as Southern Gate or Berber Gate, is located in the southern part of the Andalusian town of Vejer de la Frontera, in the Juderia neighborhood, a few meters from the viewpoint Closed Door - Southern Gate or Berber Gate - Vejer de la Fronterawhere the statue of the Cobijada is located also just a minute from Vejer Castle.

From the height of the small tower that served as access to the adarve and step of round could be seen the Atlantic coast and the salt marsh of Barbate. These two factors, Jewish neighborhood and its proximity to the coast could have determined  the closure of this door from the end of the Middle Ages to well into the XVIII century. In effect, the possible coalition of Jews with Muslims from all over  th world raised fears in coastal towns that resulted in such measures. It seems that at the end of the XVII century and arch is opened in the wall of the street of the Juderia to connect with the street Juan Bueno, know as Arco de Santa Catalina, recently restored.

In the rehabilitation campaign of the historical center, in 1977, the remains of the door are discovered, the entrance arch is restored and the existence of the arch is evident on the pavement. An arch of half a point brick is restored, which testifies to the primitive closed door.

Closed Door, outhern Gate or Berber Gate


0 comentarios

Leave A Comment