Puerta de Tierra

Puerta de Tierra | Source: Texts: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photos: Destino Cádiz.

The current Puerta de Tierra, one of the symbols of the city of Cadiz, is the result of growth of the medieval city and the need to build a new defensive wall at the end of the 16th century.

Until the 18th century it would not acquire its final form. Highlighted is the tower under which the access to the city framed by a marble portal is situated. On both sides we can find the defense bastions of San Roque and Santa Elena. In the central plaza there are two marble pieces dedicated to San Servando and San German, patrons of Cádiz, made in Genoa in the early 18th century. To complete its transformation, during the first half of the 12th century, it was decided to fill the trenches and the opening of two large arches of the wall so that it could allow the passage of vehicles.

You can visit the central dome, the tower and the upper promenade. The Puerta de Tierra also hosts the Lithographic Workshop Museum and the Puppet Museum.”