1. Puerta de Alcalá
The Puerta de Alcalá is a grand neoclassical monument that was built in 1778 by King Carlos III. It is located in the Plaza de la Independencia and is one of the most recognizable symbols of Madrid. The monument is not only an architectural marvel but it also has a fascinating history. It has served as a gateway to the city for centuries and has witnessed numerous historical events over the years. Visitors can take a stroll around the monument and admire its grandeur and intricate details, or they can visit one of the nearby cafes or restaurants and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding area.