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“Under the sun or shade, take your pick”
Review of Plaza de Oriente

Plaza de Oriente
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Madrid Small-Group Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Royal Palace Guided Tour
Ranked #24 of 757 things to do in Madrid
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“Under the sun or shade, take your pick”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Plaza Oriente is located at the east side of the Royal Palace. This plaza really is a park divided into 3 sections. Left and right is full of tree and statues, and the middle part is a well mantained landscape garden. The statue of Felipe IV astride a horse is set on top the fountain.
We took a break there after visiting the Royal palace and Almudena Cathedral. We sat under the shade. But I saw some people sitting on a blanket on the grass and enjoying the sun.
Happy Travelling!

Visited April 2014
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“A lovely spot yo watch the world go by”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

These are lovely shady gardens next to the palace. A fab place to get some shade and watch the world go by. Incidentally the palace balcony you can see when your sat there is where Franco addressed his troops from.

Visited July 2014
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“Nice square”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a very nice square to take pictures in. There is a huge fountain in the centre and you can view the royal palace in the background. It has several smaller fountains and statues of past kings and queens. Furthermore, it is surrounded by cafes and benches where one can rest and snack. There are also people dressed as matadors and headless men to take pictures with.

Visited July 2014
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“Nice & relaxing for a break”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The square has a nice view of the Royal Palace. The are benches to sit and relax, or wander around the garden admiring the many staues which are here. There is a pleasant cafe to take a break.

Visited June 2014
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“A peaceful Asian experience”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Located right across the street from the Royal Palace and Cathedral, which are studies in hardscape, the grass and trees in the Plaza de Oriente is a welcome change of pace.

Visited June 2014
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