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Puerta del Sol

C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 64 90
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Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“strawberry tree” (112 reviews)
“bear statue” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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+34 915 32 64 90
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Puerta del Sol is in the heart of the city and is in the top three or four squares. It's large but there is traffic running through it which doesn't help. There's plenty of great buildings surrounding the square as well statues including the iconic...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seems to be the meeting point for friends etc to move on elsewhere. There’s a statue (bear and tree) which many (including myself) take photos. It’s very busy similar to Oxford Circus in London and from here you can find your way easily to...More

Thank Pearl W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Puerta del Sol is a very lively area in Madrid, full of shops, restaurants and cafes. It features the classic bear, which is a symbol of the city and it attracts lots of tourists and locals. It is also very centric with an accessible metro...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurants, stores, street performers and pastry shops along with historical buildings. We started our walking tour of Madrid here and returned several times during our trip.

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heaving with people! So much to see. Don't stand for too long though as you are a target for halkers and beggars!

Thank Moc12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of artist, mendicants, street vendors, Immigrants, young people, old people, restaurants, shops, demonstrations, policemen, cranes, workers. Some times difficult to go through but very impressive. This Plaza is a must in Madrid.

Thank JCA10000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is basically we're all the streets seem to meet. There are 2 massive water falls where people sit and enjoy people watching and enjoying the sunshine

Thank AEB42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started here in this square as part of a self guided audio tour via Rick Steeves. Download the app on your phone- it is great for Madrid. The history behind this square is unbelievable . Take some time to really learn about it. There...More

Thank nattyserra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the roads in Spain start from this point, and you can see the symbol of Madrid the bear and the arbutus as you can see in the coat of arms of the city

Thank Pablo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice lively and noisy square with plenty of action until late into the night and plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping areas nearby.

Thank ArnieDR
Nearby
Centro
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
...More
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J-in-Naperville
28 February 2015|
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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.
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