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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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When we were in Madrid we stayed in Gran Via and Plaza de España was not far from our hotel and it is a large square, a popular tourist destination located in central Madrid... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice spot to stop for a break with a cup of coffee and a light sweet to enjoy the beautiful fountains

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The monument in honour of Cervantes, the great poet, is the most impressing. The buildings surrounding the Plaza are mostly ugly and out of order when you compare to Madrids impresssing architecture. But walking on Gran Via will eventually take you to this Plaza. and on a sunny day not so bad for a coffee or a beer in one... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came through hear from the Metro station Sol which is by the square here quite large space witha nice monument which is of Don Quixoti, while we were here there was a Spanish guitar player playing, the sun was out even at 12 degrees plenty of people milling about so in the summer I would expect this place to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were in Madrid we stayed in Gran Via and Plaza de España was not far from our hotel and it is a large square, a popular tourist destination located in central Madrid, Spain at the western end of the Gran Vía. It is good place to walk around. And it have cool statues. Also, it good location for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to start a city tour .... start from here and take a walk till Sol, centro, then return back in a clockwise way you will cover probably all key attractions you need to see in such vibrant city There is a festival there for Chinese new year these days

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the Grand Palace, Plaza de Espana is a Local point where locals and tourists can meet. Beautiful statues and fountains abound, sit and people watch or have a quick lunch on one of the benches...just grab some wine, meats, cheese and bread at a nearby store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in January and it was cold, but there were still lots of people walking the park and sitting around visiting and whatever. I would say that this park is not a destination as such but is well worth a stop and look see on the way to Gran Via. The huge statue of Don Quixote on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large square surrounded by very busy roads, but it's something of an oasis. The fountain and statues of Cervantes and Don Quixote are interesting as is the large building at one end which is one the most important buildings of the Franco era. Worth a detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Big square with a beutiful fountain We wisited it on our way with a touristic bus. It will be especailly good to see in spring and summer

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Madrid has many square and this is one of them, so nothing special. There is statue of Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quixote. Water fountain and lots of bus stops around. Many place to eat and shop.

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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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