The Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square) is a central square in the Spanish capital, Madrid. It sits at the intersection of Calle de Alcalá (running from east to west), Calle de Alfonso XII (to the south), Calle de Serrano (to the north), Calle de Salustiano Olozaga (to the northwest), and the Paseo de Mexico (to the southeast, running entirely within the Buen Retiro Park). Being centred with the 18th-century gate of Puerta de Alcalá, the Plaza de la Independencia is among the important symbols of the city of Madrid.
The square was opened in 1778 during the reign of King Carlos III. It was designed by architect Francesco Sabatini. However, the current shape of the square dates back to 1869. It is mainly surrounded with buildings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, built during the expansion of the city of Madrid.
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ESI Martinsons | Jan 7, 2018
Beatiful historic location in Madrid. Worth a visit. Lovely views, facilities and great transport connections. Nice people.
Manuel Gonzalez Vazquez | Feb 2, 2018
Historic landmark in Madrid that only recently you can actually walk in to snap a photo. A must see in Madrid alongside the very close "Cibeles" fountain
Nazib Munandar | Jan 22, 2018
Puerta de Alcalà is neo-classical granite monument in Plaza de la Independencia. The gate was erected as a triumphal arch to celebrate the arrival of King Charles III in the city of Madrid, and was completed in 1778.
Ines De Freitas | Jan 9, 2018
Beautiful monument in Madrid, packed with christmas lights in December. There are bus stops, and train stations nearby. Must see
Paul Elgoog | Feb 17, 2018
Magnificent piece of architectural art, just take notice that it is in the middle of a roundabout, surrounded by moving cars. :))
swetcha tempalle | Mar 27, 2018
Just a center...all colorful and delightful at night. View is good. Just sit there and relax at night after long walk in the morning. Loving it
Ibrahim Sarker | Apr 16, 2018
The alcala gate is one of the cities most historic and beautiful landmarks. Francesco sabatini (Italian architect) with the help of 2 French and Spanish sculptors created what is now recognised as a symbol of Madrid and alcala..
Tammy Risenmay | Apr 4, 2018
The history of the arch is great. You can get up very close if you wish.
Andres Rodriguez | Mar 12, 2018
Very nice place, and the Parque del Retiro is the "next door".
Kadee Horn | Mar 26, 2018
Beautiful structure in front of Retiro Park. There are many taxis and bicycle coaches near by as well.
Kaushal Shastri | May 10, 2018
Land mark gate with a great history. Used to be the entrance of Madrid few centuries back. Now a historical place located in a round about of a very busy roads. But very nice place during night. Lots of options around for food and drinks. A must visit place as it is one of the identity of Madrid.
Fernando Guitart | May 2, 2018
This is a must-see in Madrid. A symbol of this city. You have the Retiro Park just in front of it, so you can go for a walk in this emblematic and huge park.
Pavani Priyadarshini | May 25, 2018
I loved this place. Especially night time laser show. The laser show will be till midnight. Enjoyed it.
Mitchell Bizjak | May 27, 2018
Apparently there's a song about this place. I don't know it but I get why someone would sing about it. Nice place.
Mahfuz Rahman | Jun 10, 2018
another landmark of madrid. an archway. actually a gate with three adjacent arches and another two punches on the two sides of the arches. it has huge historic value. the road from this gate leads to another nearby small city called alcala del honares. that is why this gateway has its name. it was built when alcala del honares was conquered by the royals based in madrid. the wall still bears some bullet marks from the spanish civil war.
Vivian Mills | Jul 26, 2018
Nice landmark. The light at the middle of the day makes it hard to get a decent picture so you'll have to cross the street and get on the actual roundabout.
Jense Palacios | Jul 16, 2018
It's the first post Roman triumphal arch built in Europe. You can see it but you can't access the actual arch. It has coffee terraces all around.
Living La Vida Local Tours | Jul 4, 2018
Legendary monument next to the Retiro park. The most interesting of it is the history behind
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