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All reviews retiro park beautiful monument brandenburg gate main entrances independence square busy intersection king charles cibeles fountain beautiful at night carlos iii take pictures arch roundabout landmark neo sabatini structure
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience to walk along Alcala Street from Sol Square til that beautiful place. The best time to get the optime photo is after 6:00 pm when the suns sets and the solar lights fall covering it all.

Thank CarlosIturraldeCE
Reviewed 1 week ago

A set of ceremonial arches and a lovely plaza adjacent to Retiro park. Well worth a visit if you are nearby-I enjoyed it more than the Puerta del Sol or Plaza Mayor. Just be aware that it's full of traffic!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stone arches are very nice. I walked over and saw them once but it seemed like every taxi ride went past them again. Very nice. Worth a look.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the last three days we stayed at the beautiful Palacio de Patos in Granada. Everything about it was wonderful and when we were checking out I happened to mention that we were staying at their hotel in Madrid. Sr. Francisco Perez immediately called the...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Puerta de Alcala is one of the most beautiful squares in Madrid because the architecture of the gate is very good. There is always plenty of traffic in this square so it may be difficult to take a photo without the traffic.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Puerta Alkala is near Retiro park. It is on a walking distance from Puerta del sol. Beautiful, especially by night.

Thank sibila_marinova
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Impressive Monument. Onate. Situated at a very busy intersection with multiple roads crossing. Your caught up more in your own safety after you exit than where you have been. Gardens for photo opportunities which was moderately impressive The gardens are, nice, well maintained but not...More

Thank jjy510
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The arch is located in the middle of an extremely busy traffic circle. Very noisy. You can only view it from far away.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This grand triumphal entrance gate is located in a roundabout at Plaza de la Independencia. The top is adorned with sculptures. Traffic is very busy here. I needed to be patient to take a good photo of the fountain without too many distracting vehicles.

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 25 July 2018

One of the great entrance ways into Madrid. It's a great symbol for Madrid and who knew but it precedes the more famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Best of all it means you are right outside the most...More

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shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
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