Alcala Gate, Madrid

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Alcala Gate, Madrid - Address

Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain

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Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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.

Alcala Gate Opening and Closing Hours

  • You can visit this place anytime, open 24 hours.

How To reach Alcala Gate by Public Transport

  • Metro Line 2 – Retiro Park

Restaurants Near Alcala Gate

  • Ramses Life & Food
  • Restaurante Magasand
  • Restaurante El Arbol y la Tosta

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  • Puerta de Alcalá is one of the 5 gates of a former medieval wall wich surrounded Madrid. Alcalá comes from an arab word that means "citadel". The gate is in front of Retiro Park and it's an emblematic place in Madrid. There's something magic around it I can't explain. Take the time to feel Madrid around Puerta de Alcalá.

  • I love it. A must see for anyone. Also the surrondings (Retiro park) are amazing

  • I love waking through this park. It's massive. Take a drink and get lost. Also a nice place to have a picnic.

  • Can't say much about this place. Just passed it by while walking to other places. Big arch, lots of traffic, and a number of restaurants looking over the same.

  • Important monument in the center. Nice variety of places to stop and have a snack, the Retiro Park is right next door.

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