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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Puerta del Sol, Toledo

c. 1858

Albumen print | 41.0 x 31.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700119

Photograph of the Puerta del Sol gateway in the city of Toledo, Spain. The main archway exhibits a Moorish design, featuring a pointed arched centre above which are a series of looped arches in relief. At the top of the gateway are a series of crenellations.

The gateway is named after the sun that appears on a medallion above the archway. The gateway was built in the 14th Century by the Knights Hospitaller.    

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 41.0 x 31.0 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol II, 1861 Charles Clifford

  • From the Collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Toledo [Spain]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Moorish arches
          • Architectural decoration & motifs
            • Castellation
        • Secular architecture
          • Gateways