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  • Address: Cross streets of Calle de Alcala & Calle de Alfonso XII, Madrid, Spain
  • Admission: Free

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Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá)

The Puerta de Alcalá - or Alcalá Gate - stands in the center of the Plaza de la Independencia - Independence Square - and just outside of the Parque de Buen Retiro - Park of the Pleasant Retreat. This Neo-classical monument was commissioned by King Carlos III in the mid-18th century to replace the 16th century gate that served as the entrance to Madrid from what was then the eastern border.

Italian architect Francesco Sabatini was given the job and with help from two French and Spanish sculptors created what is now recognized as a symbol of Madrid. The Puerta de Alcalá is one of the city's most historic and beautiful landmarks.

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The Alcalá Gate is bisected by Calle de Alcalá and is at the northwest corner of the expansive Parque de Buen Retiro. Other nearby points of interest include the Museo Arqueologico Nacional - National Archaeological Museum - and Biblioteca Nacional de España - Spanish National Library. It is accessible via the Retiro metro stop.

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Retiro Park Madrid Segway Tour, Madrid, null
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Retiro Park Madrid Segway Tour

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Enjoy the highly popular Retiro Park on this 1.5-hour Segway Tour. Start with 2-3 min training on the segway, you'll visit one of the most beautiful parks in ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.58
Madrid Casino Gran Vía Entry and Evening Sightseeing Tour, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Madrid Casino Gran Vía Entry and Evening Sightseeing Tour

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Combine at a glamorous night at the casino with an evening tour of Madrid’s top sights. Hop aboard an open-top, double-decker bus to enjoy unobstructed views ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.58
Literary Quarter and Paseo del Prado Guided Tour in Madrid, Madrid, City Tours
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Literary Quarter and Paseo del Prado Guided Tour in Madrid

During 2,5 hours you will discover the emblematic Literary Quarter and the majestic Prado Boulevard. Your local guides will make you discover the narrow ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $13.72
Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy a route of 2 or 3 hours on electric bikes to one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. Marvel at the Crystal Palace, The Fallen Angel Statue, and the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.15
Madrid Full Day by High Speed Train from different points in Spain, Malaga, Segway Tours
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Madrid Full Day by High Speed Train from different points in Spain

Full day excursion to Madrid by High Speed Train from different departure points in Spain (Malaga, Barcelona & Valencia). Including a Madrid aternoon ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.61
Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur, Madrid, Day Trips
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Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur

Take this opportunity to enjoy a great Madrid experience during this 4 hour private tour of the city with your own private guide and private luxury vehicle ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.89
Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Public Transportation, Madrid, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Public Transportation

Enjoy a great Madrid experience during this 4 hour private tour of the city with your own private guide in public transportation. Enjoy some of Madrid’s ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.03
Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

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Match a sightseeing tour of Madrid with a visit to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home ground of the legendary Real Madrid football team. See the buildings that ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.58
Madrid Bike Tour, Madrid, Half-day Tours
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Madrid Bike Tour

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Take this fun Madrid cycle tour and see the city at its best! Visit all the famous sights, from the Royal Palace and Retiro Park to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.15
Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour, Madrid, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the Madrid’s top sights on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, admire showstopper attractions such as the Royal ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.86

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