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Monumento de Alvaro de Bazan

Plaza de la villa, Madrid, Spain
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An impressive statue in a beautiful square

The statue to Alvaro de Bazan sits in Plaza de la Villa, one of Madrid's most historic places and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
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Toronto, Canada
Nice statue in quiet square.

Plaza De La Villa is a lovely little quiet square that is home to some great architecture including... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statue to Alvaro de Bazan sits in Plaza de la Villa, one of Madrid's most historic places and a square surrounded by beautiful buildings dating back to the 15th century. This is an absolute must see!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Plaza De La Villa is a lovely little quiet square that is home to some great architecture including the old Town Hall and this monument if Alvaro De Bazan the 1st admiral if Santa Cruz De Mudela,in his long navy career he was never defeated...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This monument is located on the Plaza de la Villa with some of the most historic buildings around: Casa de la Villa and Casa Cisneros. Alvaro de Bazan (1526–1588), was a famous Spanish admiral. According to the legend he was never defeated.

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Monumento de Alvaro de Bazan is in the good Plaza de la Villa so you can get a good look at the fine statue in front of some historic old buildings.Heroic naval commander.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

My friend and I were passing this plaza when we were drawn in to see what the buildings were and who the statue was of. It turns out that Alvaro was one of those responsible for the victory in the battle of Lepanto against the...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This nicely crafted statue of Admiral Alvaro de Bazan (1526-1588) caught my eye while I was walking down Calle Mayor to the Royal Palace. A fan of public statues, I detoured into the small pedestrian Plaza de la Villa, where it stands, for a closer...More

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is in the Plaza de Villa near the Royal Palace. Álvaro de Bazán was a 16thC admiral who was according to legend never defeated during his fifty-year long career. His name has been used for a recently introduced class of frigates in the Spanish...More

Thank Rod G
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

The statue of Admiral Alvaro de Bazan is located at the center of Plaza de la Villa, one of the oldest squares in Madrid. During the middle ages Plaza de la Villa was the central square of Madrid. Alvaro de Bazan, 1st Marquis of Santa...More

1  Thank tRAVellerOfTheW0rld
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pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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