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Plaza de Espana

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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Nice stroll in the 'Centro' of the city

Nice Plaza, easy to get to, has Cervantes's Don Quixote fountain and statue. During Christmas time has a large Arts & Crafts fair with regional handcrafted products.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big square with a beutiful fountain We wisited it on our way with a touristic bus. It will be especailly good to see in spring and summer

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Madrid has many square and this is one of them, so nothing special. There is statue of Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quixote. Water fountain and lots of bus stops around. Many place to eat and shop.

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely plaza with fountains and statutes. It is at the end of the Gran Via and just completes a lovely stroll down that street. Terribly good for taking photographs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Plaza, easy to get to, has Cervantes's Don Quixote fountain and statue. During Christmas time has a large Arts & Crafts fair with regional handcrafted products.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Just a short walk from the Grand Palace, Plaza Espana is a focal point where locals and tourists can meet. Beautiful statues and fountains abound, sit and people watch or have a quick lunch on one of the benches...just grab some wine, meats, cheese and bread at a nearby store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Many of the squares and attractions in Madrid are high up on the list and tourists will make an effort to go and see. This one isn't one of the top - but should be, it is absolutely stunning, with some nice monuments and exceptional buildings surrounding. Make sure you add it to your Madrid "must see" list.

Thank Richy1708
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

max 10 minutes of walk from Royal Palace, a nice small park with monument to Cervantes and bronze figures of Don Kichot and Sancho Pansa are a good place for short relax before further exploration of Madrid. In any case - an iconic place of Spain literature. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

There are dozens of plazas in Madrid - many worth a mention, a lot of them - beautiful, but only Plaza de Espana have don quixote and his squire sancho panza riding alongside Cervantes who wrote the book - i loved this story as a kid and this plaza is beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a large and beautiful square features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes and his heroes Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Most of the monument was built in the 1920s. It was finished in 1957 by son of original sculptor.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Flanked by two monumental high rises from the 1940-50s. Only interesting features are 1) the large statue and the 2) shade provided by the trees on a hot summer day.

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