Plaza de Isabel II
Plaza de Isabel II
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The area
Neighborhood: Austrias
How to get there
  • Ópera • 1 min walk
  • Santo Domingo • 6 min walk

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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Located in here is Madrid’s opera house, and accompanying plaza. However, here is a thumbs up tip for my fellow TA travelers, there is more than what the eye can see or the ear can hear at ground level.

Venture downstairs to the nearby metro station and take out your cameras, as you will be in for a treat, as four musicians with stringed instruments play a melody that is superbly sweet!
Written July 13, 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This historic square between Puerta del Sol and Palacio Real is named after Queen Isabel II (1830-1904), who was Queen of Spain from 1833 until 1868. She came to the throne one month before her third birthday.

The Teatro Real opera house is the most important and stunning building on the square. It was completed in 1850.

In 1868, a bronze statue of Isabel II was placed in the middle of the square. Today, you can see a replica of that because the original one was destroyed in 1931.
Written January 2, 2023
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BDavis1236
Westland, MI1,763 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This plaza extends from the Teatro Real to the Calle de Arenal
Always seems busy and with something going on. Lots of places to eat surround it, and is more or less a hub that tentacles out through streets to get most anywhere in this part of Madrid.
Not as interesting as Plaza Mayor or Puerta del Sol, but a fun place that is usually pretty energetic
Written March 26, 2020
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Plaza de Isabel II is a picturesque plaza outside the Opera House in Madrid and near the Royal Palace. There is a statue of Queen Isabel II in the plaza. It only takes a few minutes to walk through, unless you want to linger and relax.
Written November 30, 2023
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Margie D
York, PA1,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's a lovely plaza with statue of Isabel II and the Opera house. Seems to be a popular place to meet guides for tours to the palace.
Written October 30, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,119 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Plaza de Isabel II is a public square close tot he Royal Palace and popularly known as Opera Square due to the Royal Theatre on the west side of the square. This square is very much a traditional Spanish square with many cafes and restaurants. The square is also a major centre as a central point for the many shopping streets that converge on the square, such as Arenal Arrieta, Campomanes , Caños del Peral, Escalinata and Vergara.

There really isn't much in the square, but you'll like see it at some point during your visit in Madrid.
Written August 7, 2019
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Stephen M
Menai Bridge, UK252 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
The view of the Opera was no where near as good as I had hoped and most of the benches in the square were occupied by a travelling set shall we say. Most people were just passing through on the way to somewhere else.
Written July 1, 2016
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sheepygold
london5,339 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This is not a very nice square in any respect. Only come here if you are visiting the Opera. Lots of unpleasant looking people hanging around and there is no special architecture here.
Written March 6, 2017
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
This is a square in Madrid, very close to Plaza de Oriente. It has a nice statue of Elizabeth II, but there should be trees and more green spaces.
Written September 12, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Plaza De Isabel II is yet another amazing plaza in this most beautiful of cities.
This is a lovely Plaza with some amazing architecture all around it and in particular the beautiful Teatro Real which is Madrid's premier Opera house and is simply known as El Real.
The area around the plaza is fantastic, lots of cafes and restaurants and interesting places to visit,it's very close to the Royal Palace which is also well worth a visit.
Plaza De Isabel II easy to locate ,we jumped the metro down to stop Opera which practically drops you off in the plaza
Written May 20, 2018
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