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Plaza de Oriente

opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #27 of 496 Attractions in Madrid
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Just another plaza - statue, fountain and some trees. But... its right next to the royal palace, which should not be missed. So take a quick look on your way.

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West Chester, PA
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A good stopping place after a tour of the Royal Palace. Sit down..put your feet up.... and relax for a while. This park is fairly quiet and a break from the hustle and bustle of the Gran Via and the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor

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Greece
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
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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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133 reviews 133 reviews
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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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68 attraction reviews
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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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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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