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Plaza de La Puerta del Sol s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

You might recognise this bear & tree as it is depicted on the city’s coat of arms. It is located at the eastern end of Sol Plaza and makes for a good souvenir photo.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

If you are tired of the multitude of generals posing on top of horses then this statue of a bear and a tree will make a pleasant change.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

A typical must in Madrid in Puerta del Sol. In between Calle de Alcala and Carrera de San Jeronimo. This image appeared in XIII century in coats of arms of the ancient city of Madrid. Is a very traditional symbol of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandra V
Reviewed January 9, 2019

El Oso y el Madrono is on photos how it is in person. It is a statue of a bear and a tree. It's not a bad statue, although you may have to queue if you want a photo, but it's not a must visit....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JXXXR
Reviewed January 5, 2019

We visited here especially to see this sculpture. The plaza was extremely busy as there was a big football match on that night. It was much smaller than we expected and was also surrounded by ugly temporary railings, perhaps to protect it from any damage....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Walking through the square you cannot miss the iconic Bear and Tree and as it was New Years day, a Tuesday and a 115 million euro lottery rollover I just had to rub the Bears paw for luck, unfortunately it did not do it for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is in the Sol area. The statue is very small and is of a bear with a strawberry tree. I don't personally see the appeal, but it is unmissable and therefore worth coming to take a picture. You need to be a bit pushy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Located in Puerta del Sol, every visitor takes a photo here, as this symbol is included in the flag of Madrid, as well as in the badge of Atletico de Madrid.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jlrmar2
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Taking a picture of this piece of art is mandatory for those who are visiting Madrid, even for business.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarlosIturraldeCE
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Not as big of a monument as I’d imagine but it definitely is the center of where a majority of tour groups and tourist come around to.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paultD1763PP
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