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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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To me it's a park...not in a bad way, I do like it, I like parks, park in Spain are generally better than UK

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Wing Y
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To me it's a park...not in a bad way, I do like it, I like parks, park in Spain are generally better than UK

Thank Wing Y
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very busy traffic intersection, surrounded by interesting commercial buildings. in the centre is a park containing a statue of Miguel de Cervantes with Don Quixote, and Sancho Panza. A great starting point for Gran Via and the Royal Palace.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The market that is situated here while we were in Madrid was interesting and with the fountain in the background was a great spot to chat and have a coffee. It's close by to some great sun setting locations.

Thank Nomeian
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got off at Plaza de Espana metro on our way to the royal palace and glad we did. Worth seeing and having a stroll through the square.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plaza de Espana with the Servantes monument and big fountain(very nice at night, but somehow this fountain is not working during the day- may be to prevent people from swimming in it?) is very close to everything. The main shopping street(Gran Via) starts there. Royal Palace is within walking distance- just start walking towards the fountain, pass it, come to... More 

Thank arsen21
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Madrid's many wonderful plazas. This one has come to represent a focal point for winning football teams. In the interim it is a magnificent sight when the fountains are flowing. A must see.

Thank ericon991
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got out of metro at Plaza de Espana station, walked through the Leafy square surrounded by New York style buildings, and enjoyed the scene on the way to Temple of Debod so much we came back after. Spent plenty of time surveying the structure with a large stone statue of Cervantes on horseback, which overlooks bronze sculptures of Don... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sit on one of the benches some and take time to enjoy . Relax . All tourist attractions are around you .

Thank Majav62
Panaji, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must see in the centre of Madrid . Very popular square with lots of shops and restaurants around it. I toured Europe with a group of 30 clients andthey absolutely loved it.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We stumbled across Plaza de Espana whilst wondering around Madrid. Nice large monument and fountain. Worth a visit.

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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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