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Plaza de Oriente

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Address: opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain
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Nice place to relax

Nice place to relax in the vicinity of the Royal Palace. The Plaza has many statues of early kings. The centre of the Plaza has statue and fountain.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice place to relax in the vicinity of the Royal Palace. The Plaza has many statues of early kings. The centre of the Plaza has statue and fountain.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most elegant and astonishing squares in Madrid and Spain. It is between the royal palace and the opera house filled with bushes and stone statues of old kings. Also the vibe itself is joyable and lively. That mixed with the magic of the place it will make you grin ;)

Thank Angel V
Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved my time over there and I really enjoyed walking there in my way to the Palace the royal one don't miss it and keep in mind to go there to enjoy it as I did u are going to love it for sure

Thank MontherYASEEN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sit outside the Café de Oriente sip a coffee and reminisce of the grandeur of the early Kings and Queens in this lovely square with wonderful views of the Royal Palace.

Thank marija10
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is near the Royal Palace, Opera and Theatre a with ellegant classic late 1800 to early 1900 restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wander down the wide street from Puerto del Sol to the Palcio Real but stop off at one of the many restaurants for lunch or dinner around the Plaza Oriente. A bit more expensive as it is a tourist area but worth treating yourselves.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and Grand place to see! very Historical part of the city, stunning view from everywhere. must visit

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful small but ornate square with excellent if expensive restaurants to help you take a break and chill. The Palace and gardens just off the plaza are worth a look.

Thank tastywords
Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Plaza de Oriente is located just in front of the Royal Palace. On its other side is located Teatro Real or the Royal Opera. The square has nicely trimmed and arranged gardens with benches where you can take some rest after exploring the Royal Palace or just contemplate its beautiful facade. Some nice caffes and restaurants are also there. The... More 

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

This area sits in front of the palace and consists of a square with gardens. The gardens are formal with lots of low box hedges in symmetrical patterns with plenty of places to sit in the sun and relax. At the centre is a large fountain and the statue of Felipe IV

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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