10 points of interest
Location: Calle de Alfonso XII con Plaza de la Independencia
This is one of the most well-known monuments in Madrid. Built between 1769 and 1778 under the orders of King Carlos III, it was designed by Francisco Sabatini and erected as a triumphal arch to celebrate the arrival of the monarch at the capital. The granite gate is 19.5 metres tall and is elegant and well-proportioned. The façade features a number of decorative elements with groups of sculptures, capitals, reliefs and masks, among others.
Points of interest
Teatro de la Zarzuela
Teatro Lope de Vega
Jardines de la Plaza de Oriente