Puerta de Alcala, Madrid

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Stand under the high, granite arches of Puerta de Alcala, one of Madrid’s most iconic landmarks. Built by Carlos III in 1778, the gate stands at 19.5 m (64 ft) and features elegant Baroque architecture adorned with decorative carvings. Look for the lion’s head that hangs above each of the three arches. Stand back to admire the statues on top of the gate representing the four cardinal virtues. Arrange to visit Puerta de Alcala and other attractions in Madrid using our Madrid online trip itinerary maker .
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  • A place to be seen on any visit to Madrid, very interesting construction that supports all kinds of photographs, from all angles you seem perfect.
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  • It's an historical monument. Next to Retiro park. It's not possible to access it's surrounded by traffic, but it's nice to take a pic there.  more »
  • The Puerta de Alcalá does not need any presentation, so only refer to that visit Madrid has to go through there and not only because it is beautiful, but because it is in a lovely square full of restaurants, and just to the side of the entrance of the withdrawal. What more like.
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  • I love it. A must see for anyone. Also the surrondings (Retiro park) are amazing
  • I love waking through this park. It's massive. Take a drink and get lost. Also a nice place to have a picnic.
  • Can't say much about this place. Just passed it by while walking to other places. Big arch, lots of traffic, and a number of restaurants looking over the same.
  • Important monument in the center. Nice variety of places to stop and have a snack, the Retiro Park is right next door.
  • Lovely monument!! 😍 miralá, miralá, miralá miralááá... 🎶

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