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Victory Arch (Arco de la Victoria)

Arco de la Victoria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Impressive, but the meaning is rather dark

Its hard to get close to this monument because its in the middle of a multi-laned highway. A grand... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
dalton1skiing
,
London
What victory

Only Franco would impose a painful reminder on Madrilenos of the bitter price they paid in the... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
Mike K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Arco de la Victoria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

Its hard to get close to this monument because its in the middle of a multi-laned highway. A grand arch with horses on the top, I wasn't aware it was commissioned by Franco to commemorate the Spanish Civil war. You will see it if you...More

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Only Franco would impose a painful reminder on Madrilenos of the bitter price they paid in the Spanish Civil War. Name a place anywhere in the American South, where Lincoln or Grant imposed a humiliating arch on former confederates. This arch is not particularly approachable,...More

2  Thank Mike K
Reviewed November 1, 2016

You can't get up close to the archway as it's in the middle of a huge road junction at the start of the A6 Coruna motorway. It was erected during WW2 by the Franco regime to remind the republican Madrilenos that they lost the Spanish...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2016

Absolutely delightful piece of architecture. Standing load and proud, it’s a marvellous sight, based in a lovely area of the wonderful Madrid, and well worth the effort to see.

Thank David S
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice archway situated near the cibiles building right over a busy road so can be difficult to get a good photo without cars in but can be done at the right angle. Lovely architecture so nice too look at

Thank Tom J
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Moncloa is such a lovely place to include within an itinary, and this Grand Arch is a singularly impressive piece of architecture we came across as we strolled along the Avenue Arco de la victoria.

Thank Samantha48976
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fantastic monument that we passed on our coach trip around Madrid. We saw so many things hints but this stuck in our memory.

Thank PhilB505
Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a very impressive arch in the beautiful barrio of Moncloa. You also have de faro de Moncloa for fantastic Madrid views right next to it apart from the fabulous costume museum. its also a short walk to the fabulous shops around Moncloa.

Thank skankis
Reviewed June 27, 2015

Dictator Franco had the Arco de la Victoria (Victory Arch) built in 1956 as a triumphal arch to commemorate his victory during the Spanish Civil War. It consists of just one arch and on top there is the sculpture of a chariot driven by the...More

1  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed June 13, 2015

It's just an arch. I even dont know for who is it stood for, or for which war. Dont know if we should see it closer, did not see any signs for a path.

Thank phpmoli
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