Puerta de Toledo in la Latina neighbourhood, is a triumphal arch dedicated to King Fernando VII and to Spanish independence. This monument of almost 30 metres high and 30 metres wide, has a neoclassic style and serves as a decorative entrance to Madrid from the road to Toledo. Some of its points of interest are the Centro Pedro Salinas Library, a large library with a beautiful design. The Church of Virgen de la Paloma with a very different structure to other Catholic temples. El Café del Mercado, perfect after trying some tapas in the San Miguel market or the Tablaito la Gloria, if you fancy enjoying high quality flamenco. Around Puerta de Toledo is also a site of great interest, the “Plaza del Campillo del World” known by many locals who frequent el Rastro as "the square with colour prints" or the Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, a monumental basilica worth admiring. Another highly recommended activity is to take a nice walk from Puerta de Toledo to Glorieta de las Pirámides. From there, cross the Toledo bridge and go down to the gardens where the Manzanares river passes.
To enjoy all the leisure options that Puerta de Toledo offers, it is recommended to leave the car in any of the public car parks you will find in the vicinity. This way, you will be able to easily get around on foot without worrying about finding a free car park. Easily reserve a parking space at Puerta de Toledo from your mobile phone and with ElParking to avoid any difficulties when trying to park.