Arco de la Estrella (La Estrella Archway)
Barroque styled, it was built by Manuel Larra Churriguera in the 18th century on a 15th century construction; it is a skewed segmented arch of great amplitude, built this way to facilitate the crossing of carriages to the Monumental City. It was built perforating the city wall, which still has its battlements.
On the back, there is a shrine that houses the Virgen de la Estrella which gives name to the archway. It is considered the most important gate to the Monumental City, since it was the spot chosen by the Catholic Queen to sworn the charter and privileges in 1477. This same spot was chosen by king Ferdinand “The Catholic” for the same purpose in 1479. It is also called the New Door (Puerta Nueva), since it was the last one to be built in the city wall.