The Alcalá Gate

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It is more than likely that the brilliant Italian architect, Francesco Sabatini, was not aware, at the time of designing it, of the media repercussion that he would have centuries later.

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Built in 1778, at the express wish of King Carlos III, the Puerta de Alcalá was part of the five great gates of entry to Madrid, being today an icon of the city, to the point that practically all visitors who come to the city, they never miss the opportunity to take a selfie against the backdrop of it.

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What many people may not know is that Sabatini, undecided about the final decision of the king, put into practice the two designs that he had made, so that another of the characteristics of this splendid monument, historical, artistic and cultural, is that it has two completely different covers.

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