Photography by Alex Holland / Cultura / Aurora Photos

If you want take a stroll past one of Madrid’s best known landmarks, do so in the evening, when the brilliant gate and Neoclassical monument in the city center is dramatically lit against the night sky.

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  1. DBCoop says:

    Completed in 1778 after nine years of construction, Alcalá Gate was used not only by residents of Madrid but also to herd flocks of sheep in and out of the city's medieval walls, although it's doubtful the sheep appreciated the beauty of the Neoclassical architecture as much as the flocks of modern day tourists.

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