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Plaza de Oriente

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Address: opposite Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain
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Lunch seeing the Palace

It is a great place to lunch or drink a coffee before you take a walk from the Royal Palace to El Sol.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Vicente H
Caracas, Venezuela
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Caracas, Venezuela
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great place to lunch or drink a coffee before you take a walk from the Royal Palace to El Sol.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take a break after visiting the Palacio Real. Find a bench, sit down and people watch.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice place to take a walk. Surrounding is beautiful since the palace is right next to it. It's a very safe place to walk around. There are lots of tourists as well as the locals.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth visiting to have a look at the architecture around. However it was not my favorite place in Madrid.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside is with all the activities for all ages to enjoy on sunny cold days, must be busy during spring and fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice architecture, very nice garden aranjament near the plaza. It is in front of the Royal Palace...

Thank Gabriel G
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

As all the Spanish plazas,it is a combination of art,decor and interesting architecture.We departed from the Plaza to continue our tour through all the south of Spain

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The plaza itself and the whole area surrounding it is beautiful and historic. It sits to one side of the Palacio Real, and ends at the opera. The bench and tree lined side lanes are dotted with statues of early Visigoth kings. Shady and pleasant.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

It was just amazing walking around here with my partner during our short visit to Madrid. We really liked the landscaping and grand feeling of the area given that it's the palace area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A plaza with lots of space and grand monuments, it is worth a walk through. Lots of gardens nearby for a pleasant walk.

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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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