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Puerta de Toledo, Madrid

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Monument Landmark
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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The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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  • This is nice but a VERY LONG walk up a STEEP HILL if you come from the Piramedes. It looks close when you're in the park but I assure you it's worth getting back on the Metro.  more »
  • One of the original gates to the city, it is similar to Alcala gate. Because of it's location it is less visited by tourists. It's worth a short stop if you're on that side of the city.  more »
  • We stayed in a hotel right by this ancient gate, it is a very impressive sight. Right in the middle of a very busy road junction but worth the time to visit.  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.