Except for this gate and the Puerta de Toledo, the remaining gates together with the wall were torn down in the middle of the 19th century although recently one, la Puerta de San Vicente, was reconstructed in its former location west of the Royal Palace (in the San Vicente Traffic Circle, of course!). This new, old gate and the Puerta de Toledo are both found in GREATER-MADRID.
I took this picture facing west right after coming out of the Retiro Metro station. To the left of the picture is the northwest corner of Retiro Park. To the right of the picture a scant half-block to the north on Serrano Street is my school =ELEMADRID=.
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