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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) Tours

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 Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket, Madrid, null
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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

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A guided tour inside the Prado Museum, a visit to Palacio Real, Europe's largest palace, and a stroll in the shaded park of the Spanish royal family. With this ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.29
2 Hour Hidden Oasis Retiro Park Madrid Small Group Segway Tour, Madrid, Custom Private Tours
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2 Hour Hidden Oasis Retiro Park Madrid Small Group Segway Tour

Retiro Park Segway Madrid tour is the best way to enjoy the green oasis in Madrid with more than 117 acres and 15000 trees along with French gardens and lakes. ...  Read more

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

From USD $44.08
Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour, Madrid, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
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Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour

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Visit some of Madrid's most important locations with this complete walking city tour for a small group. Your visit will be lead by a local expert guide who ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.00
Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid, Madrid, City Tours
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Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid

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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 $49.12
Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy the most beautiful and rich tour of Madrid with this 2 or 3 hour long journey from the Spanish Inquisition to the Golden Age of Spanish Literature, ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.17
Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Public Transportation, Madrid, Bike & Mountain ... 
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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 $94.45
Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur, Madrid, Private ... 
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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 $113.34
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 $68.01
Customizable 4-Hour Private Tour of Madrid with Chauffeur, Madrid, Half-day Tours
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Customizable 4-Hour Private Tour of Madrid with Chauffeur

Experience Madrid with the convenience of your own private guide and private luxury vehicle with chauffeur. Customize your tour based on your interests on this ...  Read more

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

From USD $151.12
Madrid Bike Tour, Madrid, Custom Private 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 $31.48

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