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Plaza de Oriente

opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 49 51
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“royal palace” (224 reviews)
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opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 49 51
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you pass the basilica and the palace why not see this place. Same context, same interest and very plesant to walk through.

Thank Marie-Annick M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful Plaza and one of the most important of Madrid after Mayor. Always full of life and people, Plaza de Oriente is a great place for someone to start exploring the city.

Thank Christianaprvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice plaza surrounded by parkland. There was a changing of the guard at the Palace the day we were there and we could view the parade and listen to the music from a bench in the park Lots of people, of course, since it...More

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Thank Moeandpumpkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely surprise as wasn't expecting this lovely place (it wasn't on the 'to see' list) but so glad I got to! Also found it a great place to sit and rest on its sweeping steps (after walking all over Madrid), rest my feet and...More

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is simply wonderful to walk around and wonder at the fantastic buildings, it's also a great place to people watch. Some people complain of the smell of urine - it's the plants that give off the odour!! There's so much going on and...More

1  Thank HappyTravellers222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to stroll about. Loads of street artist there and and there is the palace gardens to walk round with another view of the palace.

Thank colwynbay2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know how other people found this place quiet. It is crowded, loud and smells like urine everywhere. The place its self is nice, no doubt about it but is get annoyingly busy during holidays and tourist peak days. I was there on a...More

Thank aquauomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unexpected gem, lots of photo opportunities, cafes to sit and relax in and watch the world go by. A haven in the midst of a busy city.

Thank JWMW101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is worth looking at and taking pictures. It's a great place to relax and figure out the next step on your Madrid voyage.

Thank armstrongfamily233
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you plan to visit and tour the Royal Palace, then this is an easy stop to see and take in the sights. It offers a lovely view of the Royal Palace in order to take some nice pictures.

Thank TLeonardJapan
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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