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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Great beautiful plaza!

Another of the many squares to visit in Madrid! It has many attractions, from the monument to Cervantes, the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza and the two skyscrapers in the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another of the many squares to visit in Madrid! It has many attractions, from the monument to Cervantes, the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza and the two skyscrapers in the background. Needless to say, being so close to the Gran Via, there is much traffic, but if you're lucky you will be able to enjoy a moment of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the landmarks in Madrid, easy access by bus or metro and even on foot, fifteen minutes or so from Plaza de Espana to Gran Via.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this plaza that is a quiet spot in the buzz of Madrid. The statues of Don Quijote and Pancho bring back the Cervantes story so vividly. People of all ages like the place. Well worth a visit - and its free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the centennial celebration of the publishing of Cervantes' Don Quixote novel, so we just had to come visit this plaza. There's a large monument of Spanish playwright, poet & novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, and large bronze sculptures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza - all reflected in the small water feature. The park is filled with wide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nice atmosphere on the Plaza de Espana which is brought by the huge statue of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza and the gorgeous fountain. The statue is truly impressive especially when you stand right next to it, you can see how huge it is. The park is small and perfect for the hot summer days with tree shadows... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park, not very big. Rub the donkey tail of Sancho Panza for good luck (so I'm told). Stopped off here first on the way to the palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Cervantes (El Quijote), traditional dancing, a well engineered fountain and a peaceful space is what you will find in this plaza. Not to be missed. Visit on daytime for safe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The plaza is in central Madrid. It's a favourite attraction to show the tourists: I for one never learned at school about any other Spanish author than Cervantes, so it's appropriate for tourists to see how the Spanish immortalise him and Sancho Panza, too. It's not just in Madrid, of course, but on this occasion I wasn't travelling south to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This park / plaza is in the historical area of Madrid & our guide included this square on our sightseeing tour of Madrid. It celebrates the work of Miguel de Cervantes & his contribution to Spain's history with a statue & fountain. Cervantes is regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and the most famous literary figure of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

If you visit Madrid and walk along the Gran Via you will eventually reach the Plaza de España. Its a busy traffic point with a couple of Madrid's first tall buildings and a major statue to Cervantes. There is a small green area at the centre. You won't be far away from the Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real and other sights.

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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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