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Puerta de San Vicente

Puerta de San Vicente
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid

King Charles III ordered Sabatini to build the Puerta de San Vicente gate in 1775 at almost the same time as the Puerta de Alcalá. However, the original work was lost before our time because it was dismantled in 1892 to make way for traffic. So the first stone of the new Puerta de San Vicente was not laid until 1994. The monument consists of a main arch and two smaller gates, the former adorned with two Doric columns on the outer side and two pilasters on the inner.