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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Greenery in the middle of town.

It is nice to find a green area in the middle of a city. Water fountains, sculptures, tall trees, and above all, quiet! The main sculpture is that of Quijote and Sancho Panza.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex F
Tampa, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Plaza de España is a pretty park area with a lovely statue. I wouldn't have gone out of my way to see it, but was glad we stumbled upon it from our walk home from Park Oeste. Neat for pictures. Lovely at night all lit up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nice to find a green area in the middle of a city. Water fountains, sculptures, tall trees, and above all, quiet! The main sculpture is that of Quijote and Sancho Panza.

Thank Alex F
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plaza de Espana is one of the many public squares in Madrid where you can get off the streets, grab a park bench and rest your feet. There are no alfresco cafes here but instead you will see a large fountain and the Monument to Cervantes, the late 16th century Spanish writer, most known for his work - Don Quixote.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my visit to Madrid, Plaza de Espana was an area that was visited every night as it was very near the hotel I was staying at. Plenty of benches to sit down and very relaxing. Felt safe and is totally fine for families during the daytime/early evening. Even in the late evening it is still busy, with people around.... More 

Thank RD0108
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a plaza with plenty of trees that provide shade and is a major meeting point or starting point for your visiting in Madrid. You are within walking distance to many attractions and seek out the tourist information point for a free map and advise and directions. Free.

Thank ray r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place, with trees and metro, cafe and restaurants around... Sometimes events and concerts. Everyday i walk pass here to work. It's nice for locals but not really interesting for sightseeing. I simply don't understand why tourists coming here from across the world just to take selfies in front of the bronze? And climbing on it?! Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How can you not enjoy some awesome fountains and an awesome life-size bronze of Cervantes immortal characters: Don Quixote and Sancho. Easy to get to via the metro and then bounce from there in any direction.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful plaza in central Madrid with lovely fountains. A night time visit is recommended as 18th plaza is lit up. It's a very popular place to walk and sit in the cool of the evening. Lots of spanish families out for a stroll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plaza de espana is good place very close to royal 👑 palace. At the bugging of gran via. Good place to relax.

Thank hiritos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There are two beautiful fountains and a statue of Cervantes with lots of places to sit and explore. It's always filled with people.

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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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