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Alcala Gate (Puerta de Alcala)

Plaza de la Independencia, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
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Ranked #25 of 417 attractions in Madrid
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Puerta de Alcala The Puerta de Alcala is a huge gate that is a monument in the Plaza de la Independencia, close to the El Retiro Park. It was built... more »
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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It is a nice sight to see but only if you have lots of free time because it's not very interesting. If you are passing by it's worth a look for sure...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Alcala Gate it's a place of reference in Madrid...it's placed in a beautiful square on a entrance to Retiro Park and it combines very well the idea that might be the gate to the Magical Retiro ParK...

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London, United Kingdom
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87 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

With its central location near the Prado and the Parque de Retiro, it's hard to miss this gate but it's worth taking a snap of!

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The Puerta de Alcala is certainly an impressive city monument in Madrid. Located near the Museo del Prado and Parque del Retiro, the monument is especially impressive when lit at night time. If you visit at night, be sure to also check out the Metropolis building that is also lit up at night nearby on Gran Via.

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Malta
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42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You can't miss it as it is just outside the gates of Retiro park entrance. The area is quite busy. Must see.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A place you hardly can miss, since a lot of attractions are nearby. Impressive monument. Lively spot. Next to the Parque Retriro, by the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

The entrance to El parque del retiro. A very beautiful and impressive monument right in the middle of the city... a must see

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Madrid is the most interesting city I have ever visited in Europe. Where every you walk, where every you stop you sure face with an historic building, museum, monument and etc.... Just like Alcala Gate (Puerta de Alcala). While we were walking we just saw this monument and took some pictures in front of it. We were there in November... More

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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our hotel was close to this gate so we just walked to the centre of Madrid. Its a historic gate and is the entrance to the Parque Retiro.

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Alicante, Spain
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

You can walk from the center to Madrid to the Alcala Gate or take a tram or bus. If you like walking, the Gate is at one of the entrances to Parque Retiro, a big, beautiful park in the middle of the city.

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