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Plaza de la Independencia

Calle de Alcala, Madrid, Spain
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Famous plaza with the gate.

Plaza De La Independencia ( Independence Square ) is the intersection of Calle De Alcala,Calle De... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Puerta de Alcalá is the Main feature

it is located at the intersection of Calle de Alcalá, Calle de Alfonso XII, Calle de Serrano, Calle... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
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Calle de Alcala, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Plaza De La Independencia ( Independence Square ) is the intersection of Calle De Alcala,Calle De Alfonso XII, Calle De Serrano and Calle De Salustiano Olozaga but to the rest of us tourists it's the Plaza were you will find the magnificent Puerta De Alcala...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

it is located at the intersection of Calle de Alcalá, Calle de Alfonso XII, Calle de Serrano, Calle de Salustiano Olozaga and the Paseo de Mexico. The Plaza is among the most important in the City as it has the 18th-century gate of Puerta de...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The plaza is a busy and joins many parts with Calle de Serrano and only a 10 minute walk from Gran Via. The plaza is famous for the gate the Puerta de Alcala which is a national monument. Also Retiro Park close by. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Plaza de la Independencia has the beautiful monument of the Puerta de Alcala. The Puerta de Alcala is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia and is very beautiful. This is a must see. There are several cafeterias in the plaza where...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Plaza de la Independencia is a large roundabout dominated by the Alcala Gate in the middle with an entrance to the Retiro Park.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

I came here again but this time had a proper walk around. It is a supremely impressive victory arch - more impressive that Marble Arch or Wellington Arch in London. Unfortunately although you can walk round it I don't think you can safely get to...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a beautiful gate that is located close to the main entrance to Retiro Park in the center of a heavily trafficked roundabout. If you are careful there is a small island from which good photos can be taken.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Located at one end of the Retiro Park and with the famous Puerta de Alcala at its center, this is another Madrid Landmark. The plaza is really a very busy traffic roundabout and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants. At the center of the roundabout...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This triumphal arch is an impressive sight when you are entering Retiro park but the traffic is awful here and so you won't wish to stay long!

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a central and busy roundabout in Madrid. While the roundabout itself is of less interest, the lovely gate in the middle of the roundabout is beautiful and provides several photo-ops.

Thank TheShis
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