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“A peaceful Asian experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza de Oriente

Plaza de Oriente
opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour
Ranked #24 of 1,406 things to do in Madrid
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Charleston
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“A peaceful Asian experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Located right across the street from the Royal Palace and Cathedral, which are studies in hardscape, the grass and trees in the Plaza de Oriente is a welcome change of pace.

Visited June 2014
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“A classy square on the side of the Royal Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a large square near the Royal Palace and the Royal Theater. There are some classy buildings standing in an arch at the other side of the Palace. The large fountain in the middle is by a statue of King Felipe IV.

Visited April 2014
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“the square where stands a fountain with a statue of Philip IV !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Plaza was built during the reign of Joseph Bonaparte with the aim to protect the Royal Palace against uprisings. This famous square is marked by the wonderful garden in the center, with plants and fountains.
It is said that Galileo helped to do the calculations for its design!!

Visited June 2014
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“Large plaza with historical importance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This plaza outside the palace is filled with sculpture and gardens. What made it appealing to me was the number of locals walking their dogs or playing with their children in the playground.

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful gardens just in front of Royal Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There's an extrvagant military parade every Weds midday at the Palace. These gardens are a nice place to sit and wait for the performance. There are places to sit in the shade or take the sun.

Visited June 2014
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