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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  • Just a center...all colorful and delightful at night. View is good. Just sit there and relax at night after long walk in the morning. Loving it
  • The alcala gate is one of the cities most historic and beautiful landmarks. Francesco sabatini (Italian architect) with the help of 2 French and Spanish sculptors created what is now recognised as a symbol of Madrid and alcala..
  • This is a must-see in Madrid. A symbol of this city. You have the Retiro Park just in front of it, so you can go for a walk in this emblematic and huge park.
  • The history of the arch is great. You can get up very close if you wish.
  • A nice landmark but difficult to get to because it's in the middle of a roundabout.
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