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Puerta de Toledo Gate

  • Puerta de Toledo arch. Madrid © Turespaña

    Puerta de Toledo arch. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Gateway

Date

Siglo XIX

Style

Neo-classical
Glorieta de la Puerta de Toledo s/n
28005 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Nineteen metres tall and opened in 1827, this is the most recent monumental gate built in Madrid. The impressive granite construction was started in 1812 under the orders of Joseph Bonaparte. One year later, after the withdrawal of the French troops from Spain, the project continued and Puerta de Toledo became the site to receive Fernando VII, as represented on one of the friezes.

The monument consists of a central semicircular arch, two lintelled gates and a decoration formed by columns, with a set of sculptures high up and featuring the city’s coat of arms. This gate, restored in 1995, was the former entrance to the capital from Andalucía.

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Annual display at the Show Technology Centre. Madrid © INAEM. Ministerio Cultura

Sep 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2018

Course

Madrid
Advanced Diploma courses in Live Performance

Detail of the gallery where Guernica is exhibited © Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

May 13, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017

Lecture, Seminar

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Lecture series: 'Becoming Guernica. Readings on War, Exile and Iconoclasm'

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Jun 28, 2017 to Jan 8, 2018

Exhibition

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Exhibition: NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst

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Sep 1, 2017 to Jun 30, 2018

Children's activity

National Anthropology Museum - Madrid
School group visits to the National Museum of Anthropology

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