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Beautiful piece of history

I love Puerta de Alcala. So much history in the middle of a very busy road. Really amazing in the night and also on a rainy day :-)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Puerta de Alcala. So much history in the middle of a very busy road. Really amazing in the night and also on a rainy day :-)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the former royal doors to allowed for access into the city of Madrid. It gives you an excellent idea of the splendor that existed in 18th century. It's one of the places that you need to take a photo of to show when you return home.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architectural and historic monumental building/gate, its a gateway to downtown in Madrid. Its in a traffic circle, making it quite busy with busy with traffic and pedestrians trying to capture some pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and history meaning as a gate to Madrid is behind this monument. There is a lot of traffic surrounding it, but when there is a short break you can have cool picture there, like in Paris.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 1778 Neo-classical “Citadel Gate” was a former gate from the walls of Philip IV that circled Madrid from the 1600-1800s. Located smack dab in the city center, it’s now surrounded by a busy roundabout. You’ll need to admire from a distance unless you want to make a dash through the traffic (not recommended).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sculpture looks quite nice, but unfortunately it is completely surrounded by traffic as is the Champs-Elysees in France. Worth watching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you make a ''Hop on Hop off'' trip by red bus, you can see this place and hear the story about! It was nice and interessting! you also can go ouside the bus and take some pictures

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Madrid because you can walk and get lost. If you are walking in La Gran Via and arrived at La Cibeles, you should walk a little more to see la Puerta de Alcalá. Looks beautiful with all the flowers around it. A little further you get to the Retiro Park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is very nice understand how in the past the city was protected using this "Puertas". Actually you can enjoy the architecture from the last century

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was one of five okd doors that were surronding the city of Madrid.Kind of the Parisian Arc de Trimphe but elder

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