Contact details

Plaza de la Independencia s/n
28001  Madrid  (Madrid)
http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/puerta-de-alcala/

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

Description

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

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