City Gate

This is a huge watchtower in sandstone that gave access to the main street of the town, the “Rua da Sé” (formerly Straight Street ) that linked the Big Mosque and the “Alcaçova”(Citadel).

The Gate, protected by an elbow intended to difficult access (characteristic of the Almohad tradition), is overlapped with a watchtower that once served as the Town Hall.