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Puerta del Sol

C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 64 90
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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+34 915 32 64 90
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"strawberry tree"
in 133 reviews
"street performers"
in 165 reviews
"bear statue"
in 54 reviews
"apple store"
in 31 reviews
"tio pepe"
in 30 reviews
"busy square"
in 57 reviews
"central point"
in 26 reviews
"plaza mayor"
in 156 reviews
"metro station"
in 81 reviews
"police presence"
in 26 reviews
"starting point"
in 32 reviews
"del sol"
in 37 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 42 reviews
"people watching"
in 80 reviews
"meeting point"
in 39 reviews
"tourists and locals"
in 25 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see place! Everything is there. Lots of stores, like Apple store (open late), restaurants, street entertainers (for kids also). This is the hub place. We found everything we needed for a connection (Sim card for our phone), bank, food, wine, etc!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Often when I come here I see all sorts of lowlife such as prostitutes and pickpockets. Today there were police but still lots of illegal fake handbag sellers and others dressed up in ridiculous costumes. There are actually some nice buildings and sculptures here.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Puerta del Sol is a nice open space to reorient you in your travels around Madrid. Full of tourists, buskers and costumed harassers at any given time and pretty hot in the afternoon sun (del Sol after all) the plaza is worth a walk through,...More

Thank Carly J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Busy square, lot of tourists, street artists and excellent mariachi band in the evening. It was fun spending a couple of hours browsing nearby stores and restaurants while kids ran around in the square.

Thank UtpalShah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite it is just a square but it is very vibrant as it is in of the busiest roads Madrid and in centre of the touristic area It is also surrounded by lots of shops

Thank Khaled Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of catching the plaza at just the right time. While it was extremely crowded due to the time of year I was able to get a table for a bite and beverage. The people watching is amazing. People from all over the...More

Thank Dalcrew1985
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Puerta del Sol lies at the bottom of Calle de Montera, which is a pedestrian shopping street. It's a short distance for Plaza Mayor, and very easy to access by metro.

Thank travellingsloths
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to eat and shop. It is a great stop when visiting Madrid to relax and enjoy this beautiful city!

Thank Kristyn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited there on June 14. Our visiting time was very short and limited. That place was amazing and great architecture for travellers. It's one of the must see land mark in Madrid.

Thank Tuntun U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Puerta del Sol is arguably the "heart" of Madrid with as many as eight streets radiating out from it. It has one of the busiest subway stations on the city and most of the main pedestrian only shopping streets are here. Many of the free...More

Thank John B
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
...More
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J-in-Naperville
1 March 2015|
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Response from minnesotans4 | Reviewed this property |
What is the name of the hotel? I was thinking of another hotel in a different city when I responded. Puerta del Sol is a plaza in Madrid.
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