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. A visit to Puerta de Toledo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Madrid holiday maker tool to plot your vacation.
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  • Remainder of the walls of Madrid. Walls are gone. At that time, not built as defensive work but to the perimeter of the taxable quarter.
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  • The Puerta de Toledo, in the neighborhood of La Latina, is an arc of triumph dedicated to King Fernando VII and the Spanish independence. It serves as a decorative entry to Madrid from Toledo road and forms a monumental complex with the Toledo bridge over the river Manzanares. The inscription on both sides of the door reads: "FERNANDO VII, father of the nation, the desired and restored / wiped out the French USURPATION." THE CITY COUNCIL OF MADRID DEVOTED THIS MONUMENT OF LOYALTY, TRIUMPH AND JOY. YEAR OF 1827 "
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  • The arc marks one of the entries of Madrid, but on the site are some nice restaurants and the view compensates.
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  • Amazing! Great history behind it too. Worth every step that took to get to it👌👌👌
  • It is a beautiful monument, but the best thing is the zone and the bars around the monument
  • Beatiful, even more than pierta de alcala
  • Classifica Madrid sights. The best thing are the nearby historical bars to have tapas and beer.
  • Very nice and friendly atmosphere. Close to metro station
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