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Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá), Madrid

Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá) - Madrid, Spain
Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá)
Plaza de la Independencia, Madrid, Spain 28001Map
+34 91 588 1636(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Retiro & Paseo del Prado
Overview

One of Madrid's enduring symbols, it's made entirely of granite with one central arch and two smaller passageways on each side. Carlos III had his Court architect Sabatini build the gate in 1778 as a monument to himself and to show visiting merchants from Aragon how important the city had become. The ornamental statues are the work of Roberto Michel and Francisco Gutiérrez. Its location is spectacular, as it stands on raised ground opposite another symbol of the city, Cibeles Fountain.

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Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Banco de España / Retiro
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