Puerta de Alcala, Madrid

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Stand under the high, granite arches of Puerta de Alcala, one of Madrid’s most iconic landmarks. Built by Carlos III in 1778, the gate stands at 19.5 m (64 ft) and features elegant Baroque architecture adorned with decorative carvings. Look for the lion’s head that hangs above each of the three arches. Stand back to admire the statues on top of the gate representing the four cardinal virtues. Arrange to visit Puerta de Alcala and other attractions in Madrid using our Madrid online trip itinerary maker .
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  • One of the five gates that gave access to the city of Madrid. This door welcomed travelers from France or Aragon. There are several coffee shops in the surrounding area where you can sit and admire this beautiful place.
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  • It is a reference point when you leave the Retiro Park and want to return to the center of Madrid. Despite the vehicular traffic, it is not so dangerous if you cross the indicated places
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  • Beautiful place to take a few pictures. The street is very busy and you'll find plenty of places to eat nearby. Worth visiting if you're nearby.
  • This is a post modern triumphal arch that was built past Roman times by being the gate of Philip IV. Found this monument gorgeous and an amazing place to visit on the way to El Retiro park which it is next to. The name is from it being in the road to Alcala. Worth visiting my especially on the way to the park.
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