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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 #20 of 454 Attractions in Madrid
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My title sums it up rather nicely. To be honest it screams more English garden than anything Orientel. It's nicely maintained and there are a lot of statues of I'm assuming historically significant men. It's quaint and relaxing but there aren't alot of trees (except around the playground) so probably not the best place to be at noon. You can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

With gardens and statues this plaza is a bit different than most in Madrid. It is lovely, but there are other gardens throughout the city that are more extensive and other plazas that are much better overall....

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This area is in front of the Royal Palace of Madrid. It is a great place to walk around and see some very nice sculptured statues. I found walking around was great for taking pictures. Not only of the lush plaza, but also the palace from the outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Located just in front of the Royal Palace of Madrid this is a beautiful plaza which has a fountain in the middle with sculpted figures around. There is a beautifully sculpted statue of Philip on top of the fountain. The small pool of water in front of the fountain adds to the beauty of the place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lovely place to walk around while waiting for the 'free' hours of entry to the Palacio Real. Very relaxing and the hedges and statues were great.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This plaza wasn't far away from where we were staying and it's right in the middle between the palace and the theater. There are loads of places to sit and just enjoy the views and life in Madrid. Just don't go in saddles :D got loads of sand in my shoes along the way but it was worth it.

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