Alcala GateCurrently Open
- Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain, 28001
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Plaza, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Another striking landmark that just begs to be clicked. This 16th century gate was initially smaller and Baroque, but it got neo-classical makeover and moved to Independence Plaza next to Retiro park in the 19th century. It’s sculpture, design and statuary is brilliant. The four little figures of boys atop the plaza represent the four cardinal virtues – Moderation, Strength, Justice and Prudence.
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- You can visit this place anytime, open 24 hours.
- Metro Line 2 – Retiro Park
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- Restaurante Magasand
- Restaurante El Arbol y la Tosta
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29.45% of people who visit Madrid include Alcala Gate in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
49.54% of people start their Alcala Gate visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Alcala Gate
75.54% of people prefer walking in order to reach Alcala Gate
Good for a photograph or two Plenty of tourists with no etiquette who will push their way and block traffic and risk their life for a photograph. The monument is inside a circle with fast moving cars. Take your best photo shot and risk getting hit by a car
When I went to Madrid I specially wanted to go to the Puerta de Alcalá and I wasn't disappointed at all! It's an emblematic monument from Madrid. You can't miss it!!
Gateway of the SUN..! I don't know the importance/specialty/why it was built! But I would just sit by the retiro park and look at it...
Attractive but would love to see it in the fall during the shepherding or in the spring with flowers.
The square is an entry point to retiro park - subway and nice cafes nearby to eat -grab a bite or use el bano- only post purchases!😊