Puerta de Alcalá

A short distance along C/Alcalá from Cibeles, in the middle of another traffic junction, stands one of the most impressive monuments built for King Charles III, Puerta de Alcalá, a massive neo-classical gate designed by his favourite Italian architect Francesco Sabatini to provide a grand entrance to the city. Puerta de Alcalá was built between 1769 and 1778, using granite and stone from Colmenar. Possible to miss in daytime traffic, Puerta de Alcalá is unavoidably impressive at night.

Address Plaza de la Independencia
Transport Metro Retiro

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