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Puerta de Toledo, Madrid

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Marvel at this grand 19 m (62 ft) gate opened in 1827. Puerta de Toledo was originally ordered by Joseph Bonaparte. After the withdrawal of French troops from Spain, the construction continued, and the gate was finished under the rule of King Fernando VII. Admire the decoration that sits on top of each of the three neoclassical arches. Look for the coat of arms of Madrid and the allegory of Hispania, the national personification of Spain. Use our Madrid vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Puerta de Toledo and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • It was built in the first third of the 19th century, reigning Fernando VII, in commemoration of this, the war of independence from the French occupation. Is the last of the five of Madrid and is is of an arch of triumph of style neoclassical, as corresponds to the time. Very nice.
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  • The Puerta de Toledo, at the start - or end - Toledo Street coming - out - from the Plaza Mayor. There is a station of the Metro de Madrid which bears his name and is within walking distance. It is a small "triumphal arch" of Paris. It should be seen by anyone who comes to Madrid. It is pretty.
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  • In medieval times, the different gates were the entrances to the walled city of Madrid. Before this door there were others with the same name along Toledo Street. The current was built at the beginning of the century 19 in honour to the King Fernando VII. Is is located on a roundabout which you gives a view special.
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