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Puerta de Alcala

Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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“city gate” (10 reviews)
Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Barrio de Salamanca
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Reviewed 6 days ago

To think that all these monuments were built at a time when machinery did not exist or was very limited. I look at this with awe as no matter how many times I pass this way, I will always be amazed and admire these type...More

Thank rahenyman
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very impressive monument in the heart of Madrid. It worths a visit and a picture of course. Rest for a dring or coffee ata nearby cafe and admire this magnificent monument!

Thank Savvas_Dr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is very clean and during the spring it was surrounded by many yellow flowers. Right near El Parque Del Retiro in the middle of a rotunda

Thank nayaliquezadaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to find and remarkable to see, great spot to take some amazing pictures. After it I would recommend going to the Retiro.

Thank Navitura
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful monument in front of El Retiro park entrance. This is just a big beautiful gate in the middle of the road. But, yes, than I had to photograph it twice thrice while entering or while leaving the park.

Thank ShashankA165
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the 18th century for King Charles III, the Alcala is one of the icons of Madrid. It was built by the famous architect Sabatini. A must photograph.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful arches surrounded by a large traffic round-a-bout. near the NW entrance to the parque de el retiro. is the old eastern "entrance" to the city center.

Thank boxsterbenz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Puerta de Alcala" is a Neo-Classical monument inaugurated in 1778 in the Plaza de la Independencia and is considered the first Post-Roman triumphal arch built in modern Europe.It is older than the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say that you have not been in Madrid, unless you have come to this “Puerta” = Door of entrance to the city. Not that it is the most impressive thing in town, but because it is a landmark of Madrid. Stuck in the...More

Thank Trave1Bandit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very impressive structure in the middle of a very busy roundabout/intersection. A lovely park very close by and lots of very good cafes/restaurants nearby and overlooking it.

Thank Paddy-Relle
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
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