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Puerta de Alcala

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Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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Nice place to get photos in Madrid, and of course, right beside El Retiro park, where you can even hire a row boat!

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to get photos in Madrid, and of course, right beside El Retiro park, where you can even hire a row boat!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a huge monument build by Francisco Sabatini to commemorate King Charles 111's triumphal entrance into Madrid in 1778. The monument is located covering the highway right near the entrance into Retiro Park.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barcelona is one of my favourite destinations, but we thought of a change so a change we did. Part of the change started with a change of airport, as there is no direct flights to Madrid from Newcastle (bummer) so had to fly from Edinburgh we will never do that again.But will go back to Madrid an absolutely Fantakka city... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good architecture, very imposing, I truely recommend this visit: it's something you don't wanna miss.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How can you forget that song about the puerta de alcalá? I couldn't. And certainly this monument had such meaning to me..It is like a memory of my childhood. Visit la puerta de alcala and ensure you also see El Retiro Parque which is right in front of the Puerta.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Puerta de Alcala is a very nice architectural piece. It was on our list due to the the fact that it is mentioned in a famous song.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I walked from Calle Serrano to the Puerta de Alcala because we wanted to visit the Ansorena Gallery to look at the art there. We passed by the Puerta de Alcala and I took a photo of the building.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first Arch in Europe that was erected after the Roman Empire. It is located outside Parque de Retiro in Plaza Independencia. In this place many political and artistic groups had held a Protest.

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Sorocaba, SP
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an interesting piece of architecture and another great photo opportunity in Madrid. It is located right beside the park and pretty close to Plaza de Cibeles

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing wrong with the Puerta de Alcalá. Simply, it's a building which gets lost in the road traffic of Madrid, which at times can be annoying. If you find yourself there, just enter the Parque del Retiro and enjoy that instead!

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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 opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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