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“Center of the Movida”
Review of Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol
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$107.09*
and up
Madrid Segway Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Admission
Ranked #34 of 770 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Center of the Movida”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Being the center of the city, it is the place to absorb some of the madrileño spirit. This busy and tourist-packed plaza is also one of the main subway stations, so you will go there a lot, for sure.
Go from there on a walk to Plaza Mayor or to Mercado San Miguel, and make sure to take a photo of the city symbol, the bear with the tree.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, GA, USA
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“Tourist central”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The Puerta del Sol seems to get more chaotic, crowded, and tourist-oriented every time I go to Madrid. The geographic center of Spain, the area still retains some charm, and is worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Hyderabad, India
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“Sol - soul of Madrid”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

If your in Madrid then must visit sol, where you can find plenty of restaurants, shopping halls, entertainment..etc. From sol many other Madrid attraction like plaza mayor, Royal palace, retro park, museum are in 1 km surrounding also sol can be easily reachable by bus/train.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“You'll come here one way or the other”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Puerta del Sol isn't so much an "attraction" as a place the tourist cannot avoid visiting. It's the heart of Madrid, with an important Metro station underneath, and the Plaza Mayor just steps away. There isn't anything particular to do here except watch the huge numbers of people, but it is a pleasant experience. (I visited only in daytime; I can't vouch for the nighttime atmosphere).

Visited April 2013
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“Nice place to hang around and watch the crowd”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

With Metro and Commuter train station in the Sol square, its a good place to hang around till late evening and watch the locals.

Visited May 2013
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