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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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max 10 minutes of walk from Royal Palace, a nice small park with monument to Cervantes and bronze figures of Don Kichot and Sancho Pansa are a good place for short relax before... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chorzow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of the squares and attractions in Madrid are high up on the list and tourists will make an effort to go and see. This one isn't one of the top - but should be, it is absolutely stunning, with some nice monuments and exceptional buildings surrounding. Make sure you add it to your Madrid "must see" list.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

max 10 minutes of walk from Royal Palace, a nice small park with monument to Cervantes and bronze figures of Don Kichot and Sancho Pansa are a good place for short relax before further exploration of Madrid. In any case - an iconic place of Spain literature. Enjoy!

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are dozens of plazas in Madrid - many worth a mention, a lot of them - beautiful, but only Plaza de Espana have don quixote and his squire sancho panza riding alongside Cervantes who wrote the book - i loved this story as a kid and this plaza is beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large and beautiful square features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes and his heroes Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Most of the monument was built in the 1920s. It was finished in 1957 by son of original sculptor.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flanked by two monumental high rises from the 1940-50s. Only interesting features are 1) the large statue and the 2) shade provided by the trees on a hot summer day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place tovisit. Wide open space where u can relax and enjoy the water fountain. A liitle heaven in the busy district.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near major attractions such as the Templo de Debod, Plaza de Espana has its own charm with lovely fountains and massive buildings in the background!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of Calle Mayor is the lovely Plaza Mayor, dedicated to my literary hero, Miguel Cervantes. For me, the flawed hero, Don Quixote will always be my first and most lasting impression of Spain. A question comes to mind. Don Quixote is delusional and thinks windmills are evil Giants, so gallantly attacks. But, Sancho knows they are windmills... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 October 5, 2016

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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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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