La plaza de la Independencia está emplazada en Madrid (España). Se encuentra atravesada, de este a oeste, por la calle de Alcalá y a ella también confluyen las calles de Serrano, por el norte, y de Alfonso XII, por el sur. En su extremo noroeste, se sitúa la calle de Salustiano Olózaga y, en el sureste, arranca la Avenida de Méjico, que discurre íntegramente por el Parque de El Retiro.
Beatiful historic location in Madrid. Worth a visit. Lovely views, facilities and great transport connections. Nice people.
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
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.
Beautiful monument in Madrid, packed with christmas lights in December. There are bus stops, and train stations nearby. Must see
Magnificent piece of architectural art, just take notice that it is in the middle of a roundabout, surrounded by moving cars. :))
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
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..
The history of the arch is great. You can get up very close if you wish.
Very nice place, and the Parque del Retiro is the "next door".
Beautiful structure in front of Retiro Park. There are many taxis and bicycle coaches near by as well.
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.
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.
I loved this place. Especially night time laser show. The laser show will be till midnight. Enjoyed it.
Apparently there's a song about this place. I don't know it but I get why someone would sing about it. Nice place.
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.
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.
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.
Legendary monument next to the Retiro park. The most interesting of it is the history behind