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Puerta de Alcala

Plaza Independencia 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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“retiro park” (139 reviews)
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Plaza Independencia 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Barrio de Salamanca
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walk here right from El Rastro, just an impressive and monumental gate to the old city. Now inside the city and a busy traffic point, still is really impressive and a great photo opp.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the official entrance to Madrid. Now in a busy crossroads, the Spanish version of Arc de Triomphe is close to the Retiro park and many interesting buildings. A nice photo stop.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Puerta De Alcala was a really interesting piece of architecture we came across as we were wandering around this part of town and what a great find. This superb Neo Classical situated in the Plaza De La Independencia is sure to catch your eye if...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Puerta de Alcalá is located at the Plaza de la Independencia. The original Puerta was built in 1599 but when Carlos III came to the throne he demanded that a much more flamboyant gate should be built. In 1764 the original Puerta was demolished...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

An incredible monument to see, you can even get a great picture as its small park is designed for this. Great bars and restaurants to sit and gaze upon it!

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We were heading for the Parque del Retiro via the Plaza de la Independence. In the centre of the Plaza, is this impressive gate. Worth stopping to admire, but best to do if you are on foot!

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a monumental grand gate at la place de independence and of walking from gran via it connects to Retiro Park and Salamanca area. It’s very busy day and night and similar to Marble Arch just grander. Lots of cafes etc that you can...More

Thank Sophia P
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

This Neo-classical monument was inaugurated in 1778. It is situated near the main entrance of Retiro Park.

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

One of the iconic sights of Madrid, located next to another, the Parque del Buen Retiro. Plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby to take in the sight and watch the world go by. You can still see the scars of the Civil War on this...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Grand entrance to the Retiro Park. Great for snapping a photo and helping you navigate through the city. You can cross into the median of the street to get a photo and still be safely out of traffic. Take your time exploring the park, there...More

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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
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