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Plaza de Oriente

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Address: opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain
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Had a wonderfull weekend in Madrid and the buildings were magnificent. Used the hop on hop off bus for our sight seeing adventure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderfull weekend in Madrid and the buildings were magnificent. Used the hop on hop off bus for our sight seeing adventure.

Thank tropicalbliss
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning before we left here and it was a beautiful view to wander round and some nice bars and restaurants near by! Best place to find shade near the palace.

Thank Alex K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza de Oriente is not situated in the east but in the west of Madrid and in front of the Palacio Real. Despite its central location it is a haven of peace and tranquility. Laid out in a semicircular design, it is a green area with plants and trees edging wide walkways leading towards the Royal Palace. Along one... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza is next to to the Royal Palace in Madrid. It's a great place that offers green space, walking paths places to sit in the shade after a long day of exploring Madrid. Is between the Royal Palace and the Royal Theater building and has the statues of the various kings of Spain that one time top tomorrow palace... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace is near by but this Plaza holds it own. It has a beautiful layout and open spaces which are relaxing, which is a great peaceful space given the amount of tourists that come through here. Spend some time admiring the architecture and the statues.

Thank Nomeian
laguna, philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accidentally walked thru this plaza while looking for the entrance to the Palacio Real de Madrid. Lots of sculptures and gardens were well maintained. Benches available to rest tired feet. Snack stall on site for water and light snacks.

Thank mamabelz
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little place to sit and relax whilst observing the surroundings. Not worth a special visit in my opinion but worth passing through.

Thank gsuphosdwn
North America
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pretty walk along the side of the royal palace. Great for a few pictures and an easy add on to seeing the palace.

Thank Expatadi
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place to sit and admire the buildings and architecture its close to the opera house, so combine it with a tour there, but visit opera house first as its only open in the morning

Thank hayley p
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great public park with impressive views of building around, including the Royal Palace. A nice place to stroll and take a break from heavy sight-seeing.

Thank VoyageMB

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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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