Contactgegevens

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

Lokalisatie

Autonome regio:
Madrid

Provincie/Eiland:
Madrid

Madrid

Beschrijving

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.

Bouw:
Gateway

Artistieke periode:
Neo-classical

Historische periode:
18th century

Kaart


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