Puerta de Alcalá Gate, Madrid.
Plaza de la Independencia s/n
28001 Madrid (Madrid)
This is one of the most well-known monuments in Madrid. Built between 1769 and 1778 under the orders of King Carlos III, it was designed by Francisco Sabatini and erected as a triumphal arch to celebrate the arrival of the monarch at the capital. The granite gate is 19.5 metres tall and is elegant and well-proportioned. The façade features a number of decorative elements with groups of sculptures, capitals, reliefs and masks, among others.
- Construction: Gateway
- Artistic period: Neo-classical
- Historic period: 18th century