One of Madrid's foremost monuments, the Puerta de Alcalá is a must for any trip to the city!
Puerta de Alcalá stands at Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid. The original Puerta de Alcalá, which stood nearby, was built in 1599 as a welcome gesture to doña Margarita de Austria, who was the wife of King Felipe III. The Puerta de Alcalá stands in the east of the city. It is in the middle of Calle de Alcalá, one of the oldest streets in Madrid, and which runs from the Puerta del Sol in the city centre outwards to the town of Alcalá de Henares, lying to the northeast of the city.
The nearest metro station is Retiro, and you can make the most of your visit by renting a boat or taking a stroll around the park, one of the city's greatest green areas.