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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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Oct 9, 2017 to Oct 13, 2019

Show

Nuevo Teatro Alcalá - Madrid
Musical: Billy Elliot. Madrid

©Luis Ramirez de Lucena

Oct 20, 2018 to Oct 27, 2019

Workshop

Spanish National Library - Madrid
Introduction to chess for adults workshop

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Nov 21, 2018 to Sep 29, 2019

Exhibition

National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
Grupo 13 Advertising between art and design

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Feb 12, 2019 to Sep 29, 2019

Exhibition

Sorolla Museum - Madrid
Exhibition: Chasing impressions. Small-format Sorolla

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