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Plaza de Oriente

Address: opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour
89%
Ranked #28 of 1,382 things to do in Madrid
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Toronto
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A little over-hyped, I think. You would need to be told or read the signs to know you were in the middle of Plaza de Oriente. Nothing much to see or do. If you like a quiet, peaceful "retreat" this is a to-die-for.

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South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Prepared to be amazed when you first glimpse this stunning palace, the largest in Western Europe. The architecture is sublime, surrounding gardens matching the quality of the building.

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Madrid, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to enjoy the Royal Palace architecture, the gardens, street musicians and the company of locals, you have to visit this place. Watching the sunset here is one my favourite Sunday things to do!

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Athens, Greece
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is situated next to the Opera. Look for it and seat outside where the view is the Palace. This is not a typical Spanish cafe but a common EUropean one, still seat around for the atmosphere and the people.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The beautiful "Plaza de Oriente", located adjacent to the Royal Palace, is a large square and very characteristic above all for the beauty and care of the gardens that surround it, ideal for photos and why not, even for a short break in one of the many bars of this wonderful place.  

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great location, must be beautiful with all flowers in bloom but very pleasant in the winter time.Statues of the early monarchs, perfectly appointed classy buildings around, next to the Opera (gosh, will stage Traviata from April).Nice basking in the January sun.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This park is across from the Royal Palace. Many statues to see. Great park to relax in after you visit the Palace.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a lovely location, opening up from walking past Opera to see the Palacio Real, and then you can turn right and walk on to see the Sabatini Gardens. That corner is a popular spot at the weekends for bridal couples having their photos taken.

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Toronto
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Pretty gardens to one side and the Royal Place on the other. This broad street is wonderful to walk down and people watch.

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Madrid
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

One of the most beautiful areas in Madrid's center, very nice for a stroll or to spend relaxing moments on a bench enjoying the surrounding architecture.

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