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Puerta de Alcalá Gate

  • Puerta de Alcalá arch. Madrid © Turespaña

    Puerta de Alcalá arch. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Gateway

Date

18th century

Style

Neo-classical
Plaza de la Independencia s/n
28001 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

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.

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Reservations
Website: http://reservaspatrimonio.es/275-visita-guiada-abierto-por-restauracion-la-puerta-de-alcala

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Cartel de la edición 2021 de Meninas Madrid  Gallery

Nov 1, 2021 to Dec 15, 2022

Montage

Madrid - Madrid
Meninas Madrid Gallery

Conference 'The Palace Caravaggio', from the cycle 'Tuesdays at the Palace', Madrid, 2022 © Patrimonio Nacional

Apr 5, 2022 to Dec 20, 2022

Lecture

Royal Palace - Madrid
Cycle of conferences "Tuesdays at the Palace"

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May 30, 2022 to Jan 27, 2023

Other

ONCE Foundation - Madrid
Tiflos Awards for Literature and Journalism

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Sep 11, 2022 to Feb 5, 2023

Concert / recital, Lecture

La Zarzuela Theatre - Madrid
About..., with Guillermo García Calvo

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