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Puerta de Alcala

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Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid Madrid, Spain
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Nice for pictures

We visited the place in the evening during the sunset and it was very nice. Of cours there are some people and you have to wait until the gonna leave and you can make some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the place in the evening during the sunset and it was very nice. Of cours there are some people and you have to wait until the gonna leave and you can make some pictures. Especially when you are standing with the perspective of the big street in the background the pictures look very impressive then.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressive monument to see when passing by; not much to it after that though. You can have a decent look at it while visiting Parque El Retiro.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument is beautiful, but there is little else to do there other than making a picture of it, just the entrance to El Retiro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this gate to the city is breathtaking, puerta de alcala located next to retiro park is a must-see in beautiful madrid

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one of those places where it's much better to see at night than at day time due to the lights. If you're on your way to some shopping on Calle De Serrano, it's in the middle of a roundabout. I truly wouldn't go out of my way just to take a picture of it unless I'm around that area... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were dropped off by Parque de Retiro and this was at the front. A great place for a selfie. Gracias

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of Madrid's biggest attractions which really says a lot of the city. Nevertheless it's a beautiful monument in the middle of a beautiful city which doesn't have the size nor the greatest attractions but it's a city you should visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great during the night to see with all the lights and near to the high end of shopping, though not a shopper.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located in the middle of a roundabout so difficult to visit up close. surrounded by non touristy things so a bit of a walk but on way to park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Triumphal arch for Charles Third, the entrance into Madrid in 1778. It ha three main archways which are very imressive. Best seen from the tour bus

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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