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Monumento a Filippo IV

Plaza de Oriente, Madrid, Spain
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Any way you look at it this huge monument is impressive. It's location makes it one of the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sheepygold
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london
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Impressive monument in Plaza de Oriente

When visiting the Royal Palace be sure to cross the street to Plaza de Oriente to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any way you look at it this huge monument is impressive. It's location makes it one of the most visible in Madrid.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting the Royal Palace be sure to cross the street to Plaza de Oriente to see the beautifully sculpted gardens and the impressive statue of Filippo IV.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

With the stunning Royal Palace as a wonderful backdrop you have the monument to Philip IV . This is a splendid fountain and statue in the very popular Plaza De Oriente ,it's a well detailed equestrian statue, it makes for some great photographic opportunities and...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

This monument to Philip IV (1605–1665) is on the Plaza de Oriente and was inaugurated in 1843. It shows Phillip mounted on a horse. The proposed monument was considered impossible by many at the time. The dimensions of the statue required a frame that weighed...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This bronze statue of Philip IV stands in the center of the Plaza de Oriente. The statue was based upon a painting by the Spanish royal court’s artist Diego Velazquez. Mathematical genius Galileo performed the calculations to ensure the stability of the statue. The statue...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Located in the Plaza de Oriente. This bronze statue of King Philip IV on a horse standing on its back legs is impressive and certainly cuts a dash. Italian sculptor Pietro Tacca created the work in the 17th century with drawings from Velazquez, scientific advice...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Monumento a Filippo IV benefits from being the centre piece in the outstanding Plaza de Oriente next to the Royal Palace. The figure itself seems nothing out of the ordinary bit the fountains are very pleasant.

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Same old.. but the palace looks nice. Costs to look further in so didn’t bother with my limited budget. It’s worth a visit but is a pass at the same time. Don’t feel like you missed out if you don’t get to go.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

We visited this impressive statue again as it is near some of our favourite parks. If you come here make sure you wander around the formal gardens and also walk to the Jardines de Sabatini at the North side of the Palace.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

This really is just another monument so not a 'must see', however it is situated right in front of the palace and within a nice garden so it is a pleasant setting.

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pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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