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Plaza de Espana

Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 688 48 56 30
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Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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"other attractions"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Plaza españa is a lovely little escape for people just before or after they shop til they drop. The area is famous for two things the Cervantes Donque Jote and the Chinese New years festival celebrations in February.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a massive square with trees and flowers and a vast statue at the centre. There is some seating but not a vast amount of shade. There are sometimes events on.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just another of Madrids squares. Has the don Quixote memorial but other than that not too much (a lot of portaloos too!). See it if youre about but dont go out of your way

Thank Matthew F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large square at the western end of the Gran Via has tree lined boulevards, fountains and magnificent monuments. There are bronze sculptures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza and a stone sculpture of Aldonza Lorenzo dwarfed by the magnificent monument to Miguel de Cervantes...More

Thank margareth700
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A popular square at the heart of Madrid. It's an open space with sitting concrete platforms where visitors can relax, beautiful statues here and there, water fountains, trees and flowers. The popular and busy Gran Via street ends here. Tourists take plenty of photos here...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

All should at least walk through or around Plaza de Espana. It is a central point where you can often get your bearings to other sites. With its location at the intersection of Calle Princessa and the infamous Gran Via, it is one we passed...More

Thank Norma M
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Plaza de Espana is frequented by large tour groups because of its location. Despite of the crowd and chaos, it is an interesting place to wander and understand the story of Don Quixote.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

At Plaza de Espana Madrid stops being Spanish and become New York for a couple of blocks. The monument is placed in a little park not very different from Bryant Park or Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The buildings surrounding it are massive and New...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

For sure Madrid has many and more beautiful squares than Plaza de Espana, but this square claims its own beauty not only from the fountain but also from the benches, next to the trees. For tourists like us who walked the city multiple times, especially...More

Thank Diamantis K
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Plaza De Espana is a mammoth square located in the very heart of this cosmopolitan city. Surrounded by some impressive skyscrapers and huge buildings including the very impressive Edificio Espana which is a building dating from 1953 which at 25 storeys high easily dominates the...More

Thank Neil K
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Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music
venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair,
narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the
center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends
outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents,
and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on
the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as
many other parts of the city, but this only adds to
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Oman1988
November 24, 2016|
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Response from BrotherPete | Reviewed this property |
Not all metro stations have lifts, I found this out when I arrived at Portal de Toledo. Plaza de Espana does, it is a very busy area, lots of intersting cafes, bars etc nearby.
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