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Plaza de Oriente

opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #22 of 417 attractions in Madrid
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Literally the gardens connecting the Royal Opera and the Royal Palace of Madrid with the oldest, and nicest, part of Madrid, it's worth a visit to contemplate the buildings, the gardens and the nice weather. From here you can head over to the oldest Madrid, the Plaza Mayor or the Rastro flea market (via the bridge over Calle Segovia), or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

a very nice park for a walk, and also got a great spot to watch the sunset with palace. you will see many people take DSLR with them to catch the best sunset moment, so it would be a good chance to ask people some photo tips and make friends!:)

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to spend with the family. Great place for photos and to see the royal palace as well. Take a chance to tour the palace!!

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Whangarei
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed other plazas more restaurants seemed expensive compared with other areas. Very busy and crowded

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We enjoyed watching the royal guards and horses parade around, accompanied by a flute player. It is a visually sparse yet stunning plaza, pleasingly offset by a small, green, manicured garden. You should take some time to sit at one of the cafes and just soak in the regal atmosphere - and let your mind boggle at the view of... More

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Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is probably the nicest plaza in Madrid. It´s right across from the Royal Palace and the Teatro Real.

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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This Plaza de Oriente is a plaza in front of the Royal Palace. The statue of king Philips IV is in this square on a fountain beautifully sculptured . You wont miss it as it is very visible when you at the royal palace. It one on the red tour bus route. There are also other statues there as well,

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New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
20 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Move aside Buckingham, the Royal Place of Madrid in the Plaza de Oriente is the 'real' thing. This is an18th century masterpiece that is the visual center of this great Plaza. Gardens, statues and the Opera house surrounds this masterpiece. Shame for the late additions of restaurants and bar facades, street stalls and skating ring (!?). It should not be... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

good shopping, beautiful, eat at Cafe Oriente outside of the plaza for lunch to save some mula...i would not eat in the actual plaza, unless you want burger kind or mcdonalds

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Alcala la Real, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Beautiful and felt safe at all times. There was an ice skating rink and stalls as it was December. A lovely experience. Dont forget to take your gloves or they sell them for 2 euros. Only 5 euros for an hours skating which is more than enough.

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