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Plaza Colon, Madrid, Spain
Barrio de Salamanca
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 12 meter sculpture by Jaume Plensa - sculpture of a girl with eyes closed, symbol of tenderness and silence. Loved it ❤❤❤

Date of experience: November 2019
59  Thank ivanagk
Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

Plaza Colon is a busy traffic intersection that is dominated by the very impressive statue / monument honouring Christopher Columbus, theres also a huge Spanish flag ,the biggest in Spain and the whole area is surrounded by some pretty impressive architecture. The plaza makes for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

Plaza Colon is a place with history. It is dedicated to that great explorer, Christopher Columbus, whose name in Spanish is Cristóbal Colón. There are actually two different monuments in this area. There is the column to Columbus, which features a fountain at the base...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Excellent fan park, cannot understand why the authorities would close both fan parks 2 hours before match and have fans dispersed all over the city, no thought given to people that may have wanted to enjoy their evening without a footballing intrusion!

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank SmartDamo
Reviewed May 28, 2019

The Plaza which is decicated to Christopher Columbus has two distinct areas. The first is the column and statue of Colon in the center of the road and the second are the concret blocks in the adjacent area . The statue dating back to 1885...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

There are some interesting things to see here. A huge Spanish flag and a temporary large white temporary female head sculpture. The actual Columbus statue is in the middle of the road.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

This plaza has some awesome spots for beautiful pictures! The flag that's on this plaza is simply amazing :) also the white head is very fun to look at and it totally confuses people when seen in pictures lol its hilarious!! Overall I liked this...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jonaissy
Reviewed May 19, 2019

This plaza is dominated by The statue of Christopher Columbus but there quite a few other points of interest close by, These include the temporary sculpture "Julia" by Jaume Plensa, This 12 metre high oval work is made of polyester and marble powder and is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Roger L
Reviewed May 16, 2019

A Genovese reigned and trusted by Spaniards Isabel of Castilla and Ferdinand of Aragon sailed out to the tropic of capricorn to find America in 1492, he now stands on top of the column in the square named after him. The large stone monument in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Heli P
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Plaza Colon is a large public square named for Christopher Columbus. The Christopher monument is next to the square on a roundabout. Inside the square is all sorts of reference to Columbus, such as the Monument tot he Discovery of America and the Monument to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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