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Alcala Gate (Puerta de Alcala)

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Address: Plaza de la Independencia | Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid Madrid, Spain
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It is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia. One among the 5 antique door that gave access to madrid.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia. One among the 5 antique door that gave access to madrid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Most countries in eirope have its own huge arch monument like this one, its like the gate of madrid, from the airport going to Gran Via you will pass this monument, its nice to have photo at night as its light reflected on it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I first saw this gate oh my way from the airport to the city center. I walked here to get a closer look, and was very impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's a gate. A fancy one, for sure, but still a gate. It's in the middle of a traffic circle, but people still figure out ways to take photos. The gate is directly across the street from one of the entrances to retiro park.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Alcala Gate is one of the many "must see" sights in Madrid. It is in the main tourist area of the old city and is very easy to get to. Although it is busy with traffic, it is still easy to safely get a good view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A lovely decorated arch on the way to Retiro Gardens, would be better without the constant traffic, but worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This gate is right on the Gran Via, also on the way to Park Retiro. It is not difficult to get a good photo without dodging traffic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Another fantastic monument in Madrid great to sit down and relax in the summer but the views on the night time with the lights on adds a spot of wow factor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You can get your photo op here for free on the way to Retiro park and admire the architecture of the city gate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This Fantastic gate with overhanging lights is a vewry famous area in Madrid.Unfortunately,i isited this area while there was a strong running rain with the overhanging lights on the gate reflected too on the rain giving a nice attractive pictures with the different cars going here & there.

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