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Plaza de Oriente

opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to stop for a drink. Close to the Royal Palace. The garden is interesting with lots of old sculptures.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

....and you'll feel like you're back in 19th Century Madrid. There are few people, no traffic in the side roads and the lamplight is both mysterious and romantic. On one side is the massive illuminated Neo Classical facade of the Royal Palace and on the other the Royal Theatre and the gardens were created to link the two. Stop for... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Great spot for a break amongst the locals and of course a nice view of the palace right across. I see pictures on here of the square of the palace however. This is across and not on the palace grounds if I'm not mistaken.

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Pennsylvania, USA
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is hard to compete with a royal palace across the street, but this plaza nicely complements its neighbor. It offers a grand walk as you approach the palace, and also a great line of statues of ancient French kings. Take time to relax here after walking all over the palace. TIP: You can purchase water and snacks here before... More

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Plaza Oriente is located at the east side of the Royal Palace. This plaza really is a park divided into 3 sections. Left and right is full of tree and statues, and the middle part is a well mantained landscape garden. The statue of Felipe IV astride a horse is set on top the fountain. We took a break there... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

These are lovely shady gardens next to the palace. A fab place to get some shade and watch the world go by. Incidentally the palace balcony you can see when your sat there is where Franco addressed his troops from.

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a very nice square to take pictures in. There is a huge fountain in the centre and you can view the royal palace in the background. It has several smaller fountains and statues of past kings and queens. Furthermore, it is surrounded by cafes and benches where one can rest and snack. There are also people dressed as... More

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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The square has a nice view of the Royal Palace. The are benches to sit and relax, or wander around the garden admiring the many staues which are here. There is a pleasant cafe to take a break.

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Charleston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Located right across the street from the Royal Palace and Cathedral, which are studies in hardscape, the grass and trees in the Plaza de Oriente is a welcome change of pace.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a large square near the Royal Palace and the Royal Theater. There are some classy buildings standing in an arch at the other side of the Palace. The large fountain in the middle is by a statue of King Felipe IV.

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