Plaza de Isabel II
Plaza de Isabel II
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The area
Neighbourhood: Austrias
How to get there
  • Ópera • 1 min walk
  • Santo Domingo • 6 min walk

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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Plaza de Isabel II is a picturesque plaza outside the Opera House in Madrid and near the Royal Palace. There is a statue of Queen Isabel II in the plaza. It only takes a few minutes to walk through, unless you want to linger and relax.
Written 30 November 2023
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Margie D
York, PA729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's a lovely plaza with statue of Isabel II and the Opera house. Seems to be a popular place to meet guides for tours to the palace.
Written 30 October 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
One of the most beautiful square's in Madrid is Plaza Isabel II.
This square is dominated by the stunning Teatro Real ,one of the landmark theatre's in the city ,the square is surrounded by great looking buildings, in the centre of the square is a statue in honour of Queen Isabel II who gives the square its name, around the square are good cafe's and restaurants, all in all its a great square to check out if you're planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written 26 August 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Located in here is Madrid’s opera house, and accompanying plaza. However, here is a thumbs up tip for my fellow TA travelers, there is more than what the eye can see or the ear can hear at ground level.

Venture downstairs to the nearby metro station and take out your cameras, as you will be in for a treat, as four musicians with stringed instruments play a melody that is superbly sweet!
Written 13 July 2023
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Madrid has a lot of beautiful plazas, and this is certainly one of them. Of note, Teatro Real is located along the western edge of the plaza.
Written 27 June 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a lovely little square, leading to a very nice pedestrianized street.
We visited the area during the holidays, so naturally, everything was beautifully decorated.
Written 11 January 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This historic square between Puerta del Sol and Palacio Real is named after Queen Isabel II (1830-1904), who was Queen of Spain from 1833 until 1868. She came to the throne one month before her third birthday.

The Teatro Real opera house is the most important and stunning building on the square. It was completed in 1850.

In 1868, a bronze statue of Isabel II was placed in the middle of the square. Today, you can see a replica of that because the original one was destroyed in 1931.
Written 2 January 2023
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
This is a square in Madrid, very close to Plaza de Oriente. It has a nice statue of Elizabeth II, but there should be trees and more green spaces.
Written 12 September 2020
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BDavis1236
Westland, MI1,794 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This plaza extends from the Teatro Real to the Calle de Arenal
Always seems busy and with something going on. Lots of places to eat surround it, and is more or less a hub that tentacles out through streets to get most anywhere in this part of Madrid.
Not as interesting as Plaza Mayor or Puerta del Sol, but a fun place that is usually pretty energetic
Written 26 March 2020
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,795 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is another busy and beautiful square of Madrid. Located on between the Royal Palace and Theatre. The buildings around has lots of character.
Written 15 March 2020
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