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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
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Ranked #21 of 438 Attractions in Madrid
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Madrid
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Plaza de Oriente is located across the street from the Palacio Real. The design of the plaza is very good. The street is lined with statues of Gothic kings. The monument to Felipe IV is very good with his equestrian statue.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The gardens in this plaza are well worth a look but its the Opera House and the Palace that make it worth the visit. Manicured gardens, statues and fountains add to the opulence of the place. The palace itself is a grand building and the opera house behind it designed in the same way. A picturesque place to see and... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Plaza de Oriente is an ornate square next to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Several buildings were demolished at the time in order for the square to be created. It is a very popular and attractive area. At the opposite side to the palace is the Teatro Real and to make the square complete there are monuments and statues of... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Plaza is on the Hop on Hop off bus historical route. Well worth the stop to enjoy the plaza area and surroundings.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

La Plaza de Oriente contains some rather picturesque gardens, which you can easily wander through en route to el Palacio Real or La Catedral Almudena.

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited Madrid and saw this stunning plaza which was by the Royal Palace. It was an expansive area and quite lovely to walk through. Very peaceful.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

On one side of the Plaza is the Royal Palace. We were fortunate to be there at the time of the changing of the Guard which saw numerous soldiers on horseback and foot, changing the guards that I would imagine protect the King when in residence. Entrance to the palace is round the other side which has spectacular views.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Last year I was in Madrid for work and tried at the last minute to get a seat to the opera--sadly they were sold out. But I did manage to join a tour of the opera house, which was lovely. Although it was in Spanish, I didn't mind because the interior of the house was so gorgeous. Hope to return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

a very pretty plaza in a beautiful and rare quite part of beautiful madrid. Awesome views of madrids magnificent royal palace.

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