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Plaza de Espana

Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All should at least walk through or around Plaza de Espana. It is a central point where you can often get your bearings to other sites. With its location at the intersection of Calle Princessa and the infamous Gran Via, it is one we passed...More

Thank Norma M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plaza de Espana is frequented by large tour groups because of its location. Despite of the crowd and chaos, it is an interesting place to wander and understand the story of Don Quixote.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Plaza de Espana Madrid stops being Spanish and become New York for a couple of blocks. The monument is placed in a little park not very different from Bryant Park or Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The buildings surrounding it are massive and New...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For sure Madrid has many and more beautiful squares than Plaza de Espana, but this square claims its own beauty not only from the fountain but also from the benches, next to the trees. For tourists like us who walked the city multiple times, especially...More

Thank Diamantis K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plaza De Espana is a mammoth square located in the very heart of this cosmopolitan city. Surrounded by some impressive skyscrapers and huge buildings including the very impressive Edificio Espana which is a building dating from 1953 which at 25 storeys high easily dominates the...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located at the western end of the Gran Vía and features a large fountain and a monument to Cervantes. Two of the city's largest buildings are located adjacent the plaza, the Torre de Madrid and the Edificio España, both dating from the 1950s....More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We went to see the Plaza but also to photograph the statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Unfortunately, well I guess that depends on your perspective, tourists crawl all over the statues so actually getting a photo without a horde of people you don’t...More

Thank Mistyb1302
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

It’s at the end of Gran Via and close to the Royal Palace and the gardens. There are a number of monuments and landscaped garden and a pond in the middle. Nothing special however it does make a pleasant walk through. It’s all got the...More

Thank Sophia P
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Plaza de Espana is a large square located in central Madrid at the western end of the Gran Via. It is adjacent to two of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers from the 1950s: the Torre de Madrid (height 142 meters) and the Edificio Espana (height 117...More

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

If you have been out to the Temple de Debod, then a 5-10 min walk and you'll be back in the Plaza De Espana with it's fountains and statues. You can walk around the plinth of the main statue or just relax on one of...More

Thank ian1811
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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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Oman1988
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Response from BrotherPete | Reviewed this property |
Not all metro stations have lifts, I found this out when I arrived at Portal de Toledo. Plaza de Espana does, it is a very busy area, lots of intersting cafes, bars etc nearby.
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