The outer Gate of the Arrabal is connected to the Medina by a coblestone road.
The Gate of the Arrabal is connected to the Medina of the Alhambra and to the Generalife. This Gate leads directly to Sacromonte, without having to pass through the city of Granada.
After the Spanish conquest, the Count of Tendilla, the governor of the Alhambra, commanded the construction of a bastion outside with stables to protect the Tower of the Pointed Battlements. The Iron Gate encloses the structure, replacing the Gate of the Arrabal as the main entrance to the Alhambra. It has the emblems of the Catholic Monarchs, i.e. the yoke and the arrows, engraved on it.