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Reloj de la Comunidad de Madrid

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Address: Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain

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A Beautiful Landmark

The Clock of the Puerta del Sol sits atop the Real Casa de Correos, a significant building of the City of Madrid. It gets much attention during New Year's Eve because it rings out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Clock of the Puerta del Sol sits atop the Real Casa de Correos, a significant building of the City of Madrid. It gets much attention during New Year's Eve because it rings out the time at midnight.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

It is the national time, it is supposed to be the right time because all the clocks are the same that this one. I am not sure that you will able to get into the building. It is very fun in the new year party.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The Clock of the Comunidad of Madrid is located at the Puerta del Sol. During New Year's Eve, it becomes the point of attention because it announces the New Year in Spain and people eat the 12 grapes in the square.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

This clock located in the famous square of Puerta del Sol, you can visit it during all days of the year, but from what I read and what I'm aware of, only one day of the year it is worth visiting it, exactly the last minutes of the 31st December, in short, a sort of Spanish folk tradition. Unfortunately I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

The Reloj de la Comunidad de Madrid is located at the Puerta del Sol and is important because on New Year’s Eve it is the center of celebration. Twelve seconds before midnight, the clock strikes the seconds and everyone at the plaza eats one grape for each second. This is a tradition that is very old. The clock is televised... More 

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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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