Puerta de Alcalá

The Puerta de Alcalá, often referred to simply as “Alcalá Gate,” is a neoclassical triumphal arch located in the heart of the city. Built between 1769 and 1778, during the reign of King Charles III of Spain, making it even older than Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate or the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It served as a ceremonial gateway to the city of Madrid from the east. The gate is beautifully illuminated at night, making it a stunning sight after sunset.


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