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“Right in front of El Retiro”
Review of Puerta de Alcala

Puerta de Alcala
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Madrid Sightseeing Bus Tour With Optional...
Ranked #50 of 829 things to do in Madrid
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

A great place to get a nice view is in front of El Retiro park. It does act as a traffic circle so not many pedestrians go under it and you might have to wait for traffic to pass to get a clear picture as A LOT of buses pass in front of it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nicky Z
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The gate is located in a round about in busy streets fairly close to Retiro park. It is quite stunning and beautiful and thought it was Spain's version of Arc de Triomphe. However the scale and size is much smaller than French version.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank asiana747
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jorgito715
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leonhkny
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 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 your in the area,it's the gate of the former walks of Philip IV and is located by the entrance of the beautiful Retiro Park.
As with some of Madrids famous tourist sites it's in the middle of a busy roundabout and is found on Plaza De La Independencia.
Well worth checking out.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
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