Puerta del Sol
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Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
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Neighbourhood: Sol
How to get there
  • Vodafone Sol • 4 min walk
  • Gran Vía • 5 min walk
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JBPurgerFrb
Frederiksberg, Denmark1,627 contributions
Nov 2022
We always visit Puerta del Sol when we go to Madrid.
This time it was under construction and this meant that the plaza we normally enjoy was just a mess :-(
Written 27 November 2022
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Nayeli Vazquez
Frankfurt, Germany191 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Puerta del sol is the centre of Madrid (pretty much) and you most likely will pass through on your way to something. Unfortunately when we visited it was in some sort of construction, however it’s still worth it to visit and have some coffee or do some window shopping nearby.
Written 22 November 2022
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JRMADA
United States2,727 contributions
Nov 2022
This was on our list to visit when in Madrid, and walked by on the way to the Royal Palace and the square is fenced off and under construction. There is nothing to see for now, but I’m sure it will be nice when it’s done.
Written 13 November 2022
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,278 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
I have seen paintings of ancient Madrid and visiting in 2022, the features of the facades and streets running off in all directions are unmistakable.

To me, if you haven't been to Sol, you haven't been to Madrid.

So many things to see, do, shop, etc here. Include Km 0, the Mariblanca stature, Carlos III, the Oso~Bear, Community Clock and of course, you can't miss the fountain.

If you have time, explore the side streets, high streets, museums, art galleries and nearby plazas: Callao, Mayor, Opera and Gran Via. As this is ground zero, beware of pickpockets as with any other top tourist attractions anywhere in the world.
Written 9 October 2022
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Rob M
Escondido, CA2,903 contributions
Sep 2022
After several previous visits to Madrid, Puerta del Sol seems to be the center of all activities in town. We pre-booked a hotel half a block away just to be close. But when we were there in early September, most of Sol was blocked off, since there was major construction and resurfacing being done, Fortunately all the shops, stores and restaurants around Sol were open for business
Written 30 September 2022
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Jose-Manuel C
4 contributions
Dec 2021
Being in the New Year celebration is iconic the ambiance and the Spanish flavour is all around the city.
Written 27 September 2022
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Mark D
Newcastle, Australia2,296 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
The Puerta de Sol is literally the centre of Madrid, which is believed to be the centre of Espana! Its currently under reservations, however, you can still get a feel for the magnificence the square has. It's surrounded by magnificent architecture & is still a must see whilst in Madrid
Written 8 September 2022
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Scotty102
Innerleithen, UK619 contributions
Jun 2022
Being renovated, so is pretty much a building site just now, which was a pity. Most of it cordoned off, but there is still one or two photo opps.
Written 19 June 2022
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania385 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This this the heart of the city, and should be on everyone's list to make sure they stroll through. There isn't much specific to do here, just a few photo ops with a long on horseback (one of the Carlos', probably) and the Tio Pepe sign, but you should at least walk through from here to the San Miguel market, passing plaza mayor. Three big sites very close.
Written 27 May 2022
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Senioronabudget
Kent, WA965 contributions
Apr 2022
Our experience was great. The tourist office was helpful. The chocolate and churro were wonderful, Casa De la Diego is fantastic. The Metro office was more than helpful. Yes, it is busy. If you don't want crowds, find someplace else.
Written 22 May 2022
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