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Puerta del Sol

Address: C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #51 of 438 Attractions in Madrid
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We found ourselves drawn back to Puerta del Sol time and time again during our stay. The atmosphere during the day and night is fantastic and everyone is friendly and relaxed. The bear of Madrid statue is located here and is a photo opportunity. We also sought out and found the kilometre zero point which was interesting. We started and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A lovely place, full of people all the time doing shopping or meeting friends. Around this area is full of shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs, everything in the 0 km of Spain! Totally recommend it. Careful: In Christmas period can be overwhelming!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One can't visit Madrid and not visit the bear statue. Rhere are many shops around this plaza and also many rest and souvenirs. The metro station is also here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You can't come to Madrid and not visit the Bear in Puerta del Sol! El oso y el madroño is so symbolic of Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

El Oso y el madroño was the reason we came to Plaza del Sol. This is one of the staples of the city and we had to see it. There are also many other statues you can admire. You can also shop in this area, there are many stores and the train station is right there.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

loved the architecture, very nice place to walk around and shopping heaven. souvenirs shops can be found everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

love all the architecture, the shopping centres. you can find almost everything here.. shopping heaven!

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Simsbury, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My family and thousands of our closest friends gathered in Puerta del Sol for New Year's! So fun and lots of people all getting along. They wouldn't let us bring our bottles of champagne in but happily provided us with GIANT plastic glasses so we could pour and bring it in. No music or countdown but lots of fun. Funniest... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Vodafone Sol is one of the most used train station in Madrid. From this point you can get to many of the famous places by foot. The madrid bear is located on this place as well as the Spain 0-point. The main shopping streest are around this place. As we were there in Christmas time, the were always hundrets or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great shops and restaurants nearby, the famous "Oso y el Madrono" statue is located here. Metro stops nearby as well.

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