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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  • August 17, 2017
    Gate of the old European nature gives the modern place-same idea Arc de trinf Ely exists in Paris but different model
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  • August 14, 2017
    A big noisy place, with a monument to 3 arches with carvings above. A bit high for them really. Place surrounded by restaurants frequented by students. The College overlooks the square. Go there if you take the air in the Madrid Rio, at the end of the street, under the bridge of tolerates, quite nice.
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  • July 30, 2017
    This is the smaller of two gates , the larger five arch gate being Puerta DeAlcala. This one remains interesting as on the south side there is a group of sculptures sitting on top of the central arch....  more »
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  • The starting point if any decent pub crawl (or bar hopping) through Madrid's Old Town...
  • It's a nice place, some cool restaurants and bars in the area. Next to it there is "la tabacalera" which I would recommend visiting.
  • Beautiful small gate, one of the nineteen city gates that had the Walls of Philip IV
  • Worth a visit but didn't stay long just passing through
  • This is a landmark that can't be missed. Have your photo taken with this monument in the background.

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