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Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 64 90
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the new Puerta del Sol. Really changed in the last few years. I could not find some of the things since it had changed so much.

Thank PrisT75
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best areas of Madrid. It seems to be the place where everyone heads, as it is always mobbed. The place is well named 'Sol', the area is just one big open expanse, which is showered by sunlight all day long....More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. There are usually street performers in the plaza. Great people watching. We didn't have any issues but this supposedly an area to be aware of pick pockets.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first day found us wandering around the Plaza, and so it was every day afterwards! Wonderful place to people watch, shop, dine, be entertained. The street musicians/buskers were a joy to behold, as were the illegal street traders playing cat and mouse with the...More

Thank Flantheman2334
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Puerta del Sol = Madrid, visiting Madrid means you have visited Puerta del Sol. The center of the old city, from there you can visit Gran Via street, Opera Square, Atotcha, Plaza de Mayor and everywhere in the city center

Thank NadierMady
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit. Very vibrant. Pedestrian streets in this area. You can visit many theistic places from here. Go to “ palacio del Jamón” to have the real jam between locals. Also Mercado San Miguel nearby... and plaza mayor just steps away.

Thank RoxanaRegue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place but really bad the fact that the statue with the bear was infront of the Apple Store. It is not even spanish!

Thank katerinakk1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location makes it a best place to start your Madrid journey. It has famous statues right in the plaza. Within walking distance there are too many things for you to do - shopping, eating, photo taking, and go to surrounding sight seeing destinations. Day...More

Thank ArthurWang095
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Puerto del Sol is the central part of Madrid, where all road start from here. It's a pleasant square, although any trace of the old walls has long since gone. There is no gate or door, but it's got a lot of atmosphere, cafes shops...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and vibrant square It is easy to get to Madrid's main attractions (north - the Garni Via, East and South - Bueno Retiro Park and the Reina Sofía and Prado and Western Museums - the King's Palace). Sculptures and street performances both during the...More

Thank yoel c
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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
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Response from minnesotans4 | Reviewed this property |
What is the name of the hotel? I was thinking of another hotel in a different city when I responded. Puerta del Sol is a plaza in Madrid.