Portal de San Miguel (XVII-XVIII Century)
Here we can observe the gate dedicated to St Michael, the entrance to the town from Zaragoza. This one is probably the oldest one of the three existing gates.
This is a modest gate, what makes it different to its brothers, but it doesn’t make it less remarkable. The austerity of this structure reminds its military and defensive role. It controlled the entrance to Quinto of the Royal Road from Zaragoza to Alcañiz.
A lintel gives way under the gate, while the upper floor, where the chapel is located, shows a semi-circular arch that almost occupies all the internal façade. This arch used to be opened during the feast days of its saint, in order that the local residents could venerate him and commend themselves to him.
With the comprehensive restoration carried out in 2010, nowadays the gate looks like its original aspect.