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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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Private Custom Tour: Madrid in a Day, Madrid, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Custom Tour: Madrid in a Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Experience the best of Madrid, and see the sights that you want to see on this private tour. Choose from a half- or full-day tour, then let your local guide ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3.5 hours (half-day tour) or 7 hours (full-day tour)

From USD $47.19
Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid, Madrid, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $41.92
Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour in Madrid, Madrid, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour in Madrid

Live a unique, original and cultural experience on this 50-min tour that will allow you to know the city on board of a 3 seat Vespa.This is a convertible, ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.37
Madrid Casino Gran Vía Entry and Evening Sightseeing Tour, Madrid, Tuk Tuk Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Casino Gran Vía Entry and Evening Sightseeing Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

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 $26.87
Madrid Panoramic Tour by Beetle, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour by Beetle

Imagine the feeling of air entered into a mythical vintage convertible car while discovering Madrid, its streets and most representative monuments guided by a ...  Read more

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

From USD $268.71
Electrical Tricycles Guided Tour in Madrid, Madrid, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Electrical Tricycles Guided Tour in Madrid

This tour will offer you a unique journeys in electrical tricycles that combines anecdotes and historical facts, as well as great ideas and fun.There are 4 ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.99
Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour, Madrid, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $31.17
Madrid Full Day by High Speed Train from different points in Spain, Malaga, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Madrid Full Day by High Speed Train from different points in Spain

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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 $177.35
Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur, Madrid, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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 $134.35
Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Public Transportation, Madrid, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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 $112.86

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