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Look at it ... The Door of Alcalá

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Look at it ... The Door of Alcalá

And one day I said: Look, look, look ... The Door of Alcala, as the song says.
Built by Sabatini in 1778  in Madrid as part of the beautification reforms of the city promoted by Carlos III. It is granite, neoclassical style and is an example of proportion, harmony and elegance. The king commissioned Sabatini to commemorate his arrival in the capital in 1759. The gate was located at the entrance to the city near El Retiro Park, along the road that led to Alcala of Henares, hence the name of the friends ;-)

Door of Alcalá, MadridDoor of Alcalá, Madrid

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Great article @Nando76 Thanks for sharing with us. Can you tell us more about the door of Alcala?  Where is the door leading to? I would love to know more as this as gotten my interest. 

 

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Samson 

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Re: Look at it ... The Door of Alcalá

Great article @Nando76 Thanks for sharing with us. Can you tell us more about the door of Alcala?  Where is the door leading to? I would love to know more as this as gotten my interest. 

 

Kind Regards, 

Samson 

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@HelloSamsonR Door of Alcalá was one of the five old royal gates that gave access to Madrid in S.XVIII and gave access to those travelers who formerly entered the population from France, Aragon or Catalonia. ;-)

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Wow, that's great, thanks for sharing that wonderful piece of information I never knew, it's great to learn new things everyday and that's one of the benefit of this forum. Thanks @Nando76 👍

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Nice information from history of Spain,and what a fantastic selfie with door of Alcala. 

Keep discovering @Nando76

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The door of Alcala looking nice @Nando76 thanks for sharing with us.

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You're welcome @HelloSamsonR👍😄🇪🇸

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Thank you so much @AkmalB 😄👍🇪🇸

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Thank you so much @NareshDarji 😄👍🇪🇸🇮🇳

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