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Plaza de Oriente

opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #25 of 481 Attractions in Madrid
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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This plaza-square is just opposite the Royal Palace and the park and next to the opera and there are a couple of nice and rather expensive cafes-restaurants where you can eat or have a beer or coffee while visiting the palace or the theatre.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is perhaps my favourite plaza in Madrid. The absence of traffic makes it appealing but also the quality of the buildings. Well worth a visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The reality of the recession has impacted what was obviously once a very beautiful park. Nice statues. Plants and trees lacking care. Some of the larger flower boxes are barren. Late at night, the homeless arrive to sleep on the benches.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A lovely square in a good location, a handy place for a rest if you are visiting the palace and you can soon get to lots of great places from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

a lovely plaza and not overflowing with people. its only a few hundred metres from the unbelivably crowded zones of this incredible fun city.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

....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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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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