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Puerta del Sol

C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 64 90
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Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bear statue” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 64 90
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Reviewed yesterday

Puerta del sol is a place in which you can find street shows, mascots and disguised people and a lot of people, especially the weekend, the place is so crowded that the police organize the mouvement of pedestrians in the connected streets.

Thank Wajdi B
Reviewed yesterday

We visited at Christmas and the enormous glitter tree in the centre was beautifully lit up with blue lighting which matched the colourful buildings around that also had christmas lights. The square was full of life and bustling with activity ; from lotto ticket sellers...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Big open public space that marks Madrid's Central point. Lots of people, tourists and Madrileños at all hours of the day. Lots of stores on the periphery. A must see spot.

Thank brazilconsultant
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the tourist center of Madrid but apart from taking a picture or two with the leon statue you have nothing interesting to do. And by the way is very crowded.

Thank Oana S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We met here at 9 a.m. for the beginning of Almu Cros's extraordinary Spanish Civil War tour. In addition to many sights in the plaza, we saw remnants of Nationalist bombings as we stood over what had been a huge bomb crater.

Thank BruleLaker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lively atmosphere , lots of locals queuing for lottery tickets! Some lovely shops in the square and streets leading off it. Sat in the sun and had a welcome coffee! If you are visiting Madrid you need to see this place!

Thank giddigill
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have rated this attraction as excellent due to its great historical value. A visit to Madrid is not understood without a visit to "La Puerta del Sol". I have to say, though, that it is an uncomfortable place due to the great amount of...More

Thank Aileen J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My apartment was located in Puerta del sol when I was living in Spain. I loved every minute of my stay here! The streets are so lively even at night. You can pass by talented musicians while walking in the streets. My favourite was listening...More

Thank Corlliana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic and a busy place. Try not to miss the famous Bear and the Strawberry Statue in the day time. A bit difficult to find it during night as there are no lights around this famous figure. Center for Spanish food try-outs and shopping.

Thank Ashish D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thus is where every thing star you can go here and stared visiting Madrid from here is the best place to start

Thank JRWhite007
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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28 February 2015|
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Response from minnesotans4 | Reviewed this property |
What is the name of the hotel? I was thinking of another hotel in a different city when I responded. Puerta del Sol is a plaza in Madrid.