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Plaza Colon, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Not really too much here to see. Big plaza, flag and some statues, but no shade or even vendors. Not tourist friendly.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

It is a statue jammed in between 4 very busy roadways. Not pedestrian friendly. Not much to see Nothing nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Compared to other squares in Madrid, plaza colon has almost no life. There are a few places to sit in the shade, no restaurants or shops immediately available It is surrounded by major streets on two sides. Other than walking through it, we didn’t feel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarcoSeattle_WA
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

It is worthwhile coming here on a breezy day just to see the amazing flag. The modern (1970s) concrete monument to Columbus is very interesting too. There is an excellent art center and museum below ground too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The plaza was originally called Plaza de Santiago and was renamed Plaza de Colón in 1893 to honour Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus) in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his voyage to America and contains two monuments. Christopher Columbus himself stands on top of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank margareth700
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This Plaza is located to the rear of the National Archaeological Museum. It was originally called Plaza de Santiago but was renamed Plaza de Colón in 1893 to honor Christopher Columbus. The Plaza has the monument of Columbus and concrete sculptures that are decorated with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

One of the most famous squares in Madrid is a must go destination on any holiday i take to this great city. Plaza Colon is named in honour of Christopher Columbus ( Cristobal Colon ) whose magnificent statue is found on this square,there is also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We passed this regularly on the bus as we headed for the Gran Via area. Large main square with a statue of Christopher Columbus and a huge Spanish Flag.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Plaza Colon is not normally much more than a busy traffic interchange however at the moment there is a beautiful albeit man made Xmas tree which is lit blue until 11pm. Very photogenic.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is a very central nice square where you can take a rest from a day's walk in Madrid. In the middle of the square there is a big statue honoring Christopher Colombus.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
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