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Monumento Cervantes

En el centro de Plaza de Espana, Madrid, Spain
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The monument to Madrid's famous novelist (Don Quixote) is located in the heart of Plaza de Espana... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
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Toronto, Canada
One of Madrid' s most famous sons.

Monumento De Cervantes is a stunning statue and monument to one of Madrid's most famous sons namely... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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En el centro de Plaza de Espana, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument to Madrid's famous novelist (Don Quixote) is located in the heart of Plaza de Espana. It's definitely worth a visit when exploring the area around the Royal Palace.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Monumento De Cervantes is a stunning statue and monument to one of Madrid's most famous sons namely Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra ( 1547 till 1616 ) . This poet,soilder,playwright and novelist wrote the masterpiece Don Quixote, this book has been translated into more languages than...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

I guess that most tourists come to the Plaza de Espana to see the impressive monument to Cervantes. The monument was commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1915 on the 300th anniversary the publication of the second part of Don Quixote. The main body of...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

In the center of the Plaza de Espana square is a big monument for Spanish novelist, poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes. Most of the monument was built between 1925 and 1930. The tower portion of the monument includes a stone sculpture of Cervantes, which...More

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited this monument more by luck than anything else (we were walking from the Plaza de Espana Metro station en route to the Temple of De Bod) and stopped briefly for a look at this (you can't miss it!) The monument is most impressive and...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

If you want to stand next to Don Quixote then visit the Cervantes Monument on Plaza de Espana. We visited in the evening and got a photo opportunity to stand next to it although there was still a queue. It is a little hairy to...More

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My wife and I were passing the Plaza de España and we saw again the monument to Cervantes. This is a very good monument because it has the statue of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, as well as the reflecting pool around it.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

My father was a huge fan of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's story and the Man of La Manche musical, so this site was a must stop on our tour of Madrid. The bronze statues of the main characters of Don Quixote and Sancho bring the...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Monumento Cervantes monument is in the middle of the fine Plaza Espana which great square is a fitting location for the commemoration of the great author. Sanch Panza his trusty aid is also on horseback behind Don Quixote and the author sits above them. Revered...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I used to watch the cartoon "Don Quixote" in my childhood. It was like a dream came true when I felt close to it while visiting Plaza de España and bumped into this wonderful monument of Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and their great author Miguel...More

Thank Wathiq H
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