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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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Gateway to Madrid city

Known as the gateway to Madrid city. It's on the list of every hop on hop off bus tour. Worth one visit. No charges to enter. It's on the middle of the road.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Known as the gateway to Madrid city. It's on the list of every hop on hop off bus tour. Worth one visit. No charges to enter. It's on the middle of the road.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Puerta de Alcala stands at Plaza de la Independencia. The nearest Metro stations are Retiro or Banco de Espana. It is just beyond Plaza de Cibeles on the Calle de Alcala and is probably easiest described as a large ostentatious stone gate consisting of three semi-circular arches flanked by 2 square gates. On top of the gate are six... More 

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An important place for locals and visitors in Madrid. Able to take family or personal pictures, a great view from it to Cibeles Monument.

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Puerta de Alcala was originally a gateway on a road to the nearby town of Alcala and its a splendid reminder of the times when the medieval walls around Madrid were finally breached by the construction of this magnificent gate and arch in the late eighteenth century. The Gate is in the Plaza de la Independencia and its much... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very beautiful but the only problem is that there is a roundabout around it which means that access to the structure is limited.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Madrid us represented for la puerta de alcala, feel like old times when in royal times used to open this bid door to the allies and foreign visitor,,,love this setting for a great pic

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, a interesting fact both faces of the Puerta are different, must visit, be careful because the traffic is very high. Near is a Retiro park entrance and I recommend a bakery near "Harina" in Plaza de la independencia 10, Madrid

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will see this if you're on your way to Retiro or Gran Via so nice photo op but not a separate visit in my opinion. Impressive in it's size, looks smaller on pictures than reality.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located near one the main entrances to Retiro park, this monument is located in the center of a large roundabout. Be careful crossing over to it as traffic is busy there. A great photo spot, there is historical significance as well.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near Retiro Park, this great monument stands tall in once of the many city's roundabouts. another great piece of architecture

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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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