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Victory Arch (Arco de la Victoria)

Arco de la Victoria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Impressive

This victory arch is at Moncloa just opposite the metro. It is huge with a lovely bronze statue on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sheepygold
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Beauty and controversy

This monument is also known as the Moncloa because of its location in the neighbourhood of this... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
JuPereira
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 May 2018
“Beauty and controversy”
15 Feb 2018
“Nice Monument”
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Arco de la Victoria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This victory arch is at Moncloa just opposite the metro. It is huge with a lovely bronze statue on top. It isn't easily accessible and best seen from the road running up to it from the North or from the Moncloa tower.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This monument is also known as the Moncloa because of its location in the neighbourhood of this name, almost in front of the Madrid University´s prefecture. It´s a arch similar to the Parisian Triumph Arch and equally was made to celebrate a victory. However, it´s...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

A very nice triumphal arch not far from Plaza D'Espana which makes for a good photo stop. There's not much else to do bar look at it to be fair. It is as grand and ornate as you'd expect as it was built by Franco...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Built by dictator Franco in 1956. This is an austere monument which has a grand name but the actual arch is so so and rather miserable. After all it commemorates the fascists being victorious in the Spanish Civil War.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a very large arch standing on a busy road with a nice looking monument at it's peak. However, it also seems to have been left to deteriorate without anyone noticing the state it is in. The arch is now beginning to look very...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We spent some time in this part of the city and this was a sight to visit. It was very impressive indeed.

Thank Kalle H
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

When statues of proslavery leaders are being pulled down, this edifice celebrating the victory of Fascism over democracy in Spain goes unremarked. Sadly there is no explanation or context for this memorial which is a shame. Volunteers from all over the world came to fight...More

Thank Jazzajon
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Its hard to get close to this monument because its in the middle of a multi-laned highway. A grand arch with horses on the top, I wasn't aware it was commissioned by Franco to commemorate the Spanish Civil war. You will see it if you...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Only Franco would impose a painful reminder on Madrilenos of the bitter price they paid in the Spanish Civil War. Name a place anywhere in the American South, where Lincoln or Grant imposed a humiliating arch on former confederates. This arch is not particularly approachable,...More

2  Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

You can't get up close to the archway as it's in the middle of a huge road junction at the start of the A6 Coruna motorway. It was erected during WW2 by the Franco regime to remind the republican Madrilenos that they lost the Spanish...More

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