Plaza Cibeles Gran Vía El retiroPuerta de Alcalá By Ana, Laura, Iovita and Arturo
Made in 1782 by Ventura Rodríguez.It is in on a very busy road crossing. King Carlos 3ª asked to have it made in1716. It has changed several times. It was moved to the central position in1895.
• The lively street is one of the citys most important shopping areas, with a large number of hotels and large movie theatres; it is also noted for the grand architecture prevalent among many of its buildings. Now, most of the theatres are being replaced by shopping malls.
• The Buen Retiro Park is a large and popular 1.4 km2 park at the edge of the city center, very close to the Puerta de Alcalá and not far from the Prado Museum. A magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculptures and monuments, galleries, a peaceful lake and host to a variety of events, it is one of Madrids premier attractions. The park is entirely surrounded by the present- day city.
• The Puerta de Alcalá ("Alcalá Gate") is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square). It stands near the city center and several meters away from the main entrance to the Parque del Buen Retiro. Its name originates from the old path from Madrid to the nearby town of Alcalá de Henares.