"One of the entrances to the Villa of Madrid" Puerta de Alcala Tip by Urzu

Puerta de Alcala, Madrid: 47 reviews and 71 photos

  Puerta de Alcala
by Urzu

This is one of the main symbols of Madrid. It's situated in the Plaza de la Independencia, very close to the Cibeles fountain and right next to the Retiro Park. This port was at one time one of the entrances to the "Villa" of Madrid. Charles III had to it reconstructed to what its actual appearance in the 18th century, since he didn't like the previous port, and since then it because a symbol to the Villa that still remains today.

Address: Plaza de la Independencia
Website: http://www.palaciodehielo.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 12, 2008
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