Madrid has had a number of ceremonial gateway arches for centuries. Puerta de Alcalá, Puerta de Toledo, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta de Hierro were erected on roads that led to the city. Their predecessors, Santa María, Cerrada, La Vega, Guadalajara, Segovia, Atocha and Santo Domingo, were the gates of the old city walls.
The Puerta de Alcalá, built for Charles III in the 18th century, is one of the most iconic monuments in the city of Madrid.
The Puerta de Toledo gate, a monument built from granite and Stone was erected to commemorate the arrival of Fernando VII to Madrid.
Near the Principe Pio station is this monumental gate commissioned by Carlos III from Sabatini.
Built during the reign of Fernando VI, it is a gem of classic Baroque style.
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