Puerta de Álcala

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Puerta de Álcala

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This is one of Madrid's most symbolic monuments.

King Charles III of Spain ordered the building of the Puerta de Alcalá (Alcalá Arch) in 1778, and charged Sabatini with its design and execution.

The idea was to replace the old and damaged archway of that time with another which would provide a more grandiose point of convergence for the avenues that meet there.

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