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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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An Enjoyable Square

The Plaza de España is an important square in the center of Madrid. It has a monument dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes. It was designed by the architects Rafael Martínez Zapatero... read more

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Malaga, Spain
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A really nice plaza. Not as commercial as some of the other plazas. Large buildings around it but just not touristy with cafes and retail stores.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I walked through this area it was very crowded & I couldn't wait to get through. Early in the morning I could actually see the fountains, statues and appreciate the area. Not somewhere I'd spend anytime other than walk through because there are nice and quiet parks nearby. A handy reference point when walking around Madrid.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plaza de España is an important square in the center of Madrid. It has a monument dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes. It was designed by the architects Rafael Martínez Zapatero and Pedro Muguruza, and also by the sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera.

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Toledo, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of meaning if you are from Madrid but maybe not for foreigners. Plaza de España is a pretty park area with a lovely statue. I wouldn't have gone out of my way to see it, but was glad we stumbled upon it from our walk home from Park Oeste. Neat for pictures. Lovely at night all lit up. Watch... More 

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Biedrusko, Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It not only Don Kichot and Cervantes square, with nice green space around. I like abstract story about giant chinese (for the moment) building.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m glad I arrived there early in the morning as it soon gets descended upon by Japanese tourists, who think it is fine to climb all over the monuments in the square. The fountain is impressive too.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is just a landmark that was about three blocks from my hotel (Marriott Courtyard Princesa Madrid). My initial intention was the catch the city tour bus here but then I discovered a path from here to the Royal Palace via Jardines de Sabatini and I realized that I really didn't need the city tour bus. If would have walked... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Plaza de Espana comes as a monumental exclamation mark at the end of Gran Via. It is a square with a landscaped garden and three of Madrid´s better known sights: the Monumento a Cervantes and, of course, the impressive Edificio de Espana and Torre de Madrid highrises, both completed in the 50´s and very photogenic. We would have given this... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

At the end of La Gran Via you can find Plaza España, you can find lots of options to wine and ine there... this a very popuular place among tourist, of course near the palace.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must see in Madrid. It's quite crowded but a nice place to go to. Close to the royal palace that everyone wants to visit for some reason.

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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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