|Cordoba Historic Center: Puerta del Portillo (Portillo Gate)|
Photo by J.Entrenas
The Portillo or Portillo Corvache gate (Puerta del Portillo) is one of the remaining gates in Cordoba's old city wall surrounding the old Roman city limits, which went on to become the Ville of medieval times. The medieval gates were, starting in the west and going clockwise, la Puerta de Almodovar, la Puerta de Gallegos (Galician Gate), la Puerta de Osario (Ossuary Gate), la Puerta del Rincon (Corner Gate), la Puerta del Bailio or Portillo de la Fuenseca (Balio Gate), la Puerta de Hierro (Iron Gate) or del Salvador, el Portillo Corvache (Portillo Gate) and la Puerta de la Pescaderia (Fish Market Gate).
In the mid-19th century, new urban trends led to the destruction of most of the city wall, gates and towers. Surviving are the Malmuerta Tower, the Puerta del Puente, Puerta de Almodovar and Puerta de Sevilla (in the San Basilio neighborhood), along with the Portillo Gate and several portions of the medieval walls.
See also:Almodovar Gate, Sevilla Gate, Bridge Gate, Malmuerta Tower, City Walls
Source: [Vaquerizo pp.207-8]