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Defintely worth a visit

This is not a traditional garden but a square built in the 1970's where the Royal Mint was once... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sheepygold
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london
Nice spot to take a break from walking

Massive structures and flag make the place impressive and quite relaxing. It has a fountain and... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Adriana P
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 days ago
“Defintely worth a visit”
27 May 2018
“Nice spot to take a break from walking”
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a traditional garden but a square built in the 1970's where the Royal Mint was once located. Underneath is a great art centre and museum. The Spanish flag here is the largest in the world as far as I know and the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Massive structures and flag make the place impressive and quite relaxing. It has a fountain and nice benches to sit and take a break from walking. This attraction is located near Plaza de Colon and it pays homage to Christopher Columbus and his "discovery". The...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This park, which opened in 1970, is located in the Plaza de Colón in the former location of the Royal Mint. It covers an area of almost two hectares and is dedicated to the discovery of America. They were inaugurated in 1970 within the remodeling...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This is not a pretty square but if you want to see what must be one of the largest Spanish flags in the world then come here. Also there is the huge concrete Colon monument. Otherwise a bit featureless.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting mix of plaza, gardens and memorials, the largest is the neo modern monuments in memorial to the Spanish civil war, they are both impressive in size and stature

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Walked around this plaza after touring the MAN - Museo Arqeuologico Nacional and watched the flag sway in the wind as the sun set!

Thank TrekkerGuy
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice public garden with a statue and some plantings. It's in the city central and in a walking distance from a train station.

Thank Sannie234
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I think other reviewers have been a bit harsh here. yes, they're correct that it isn't strictly a jardines more a graveled/sanded over park, however, it houses the biggest spanish flag in the world (which was recently renewed at an eye-watering cost of 400,000 euros)...More

Thank Rod G
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

No actual gardens here, just a lot of Chucky stones covering the area, to the rear is a large sculpture and a statue to the General of the Spanish Armada

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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Came here in the expectation of finding some nice gardens. All there were was an open paved space, some statues to Colombus and a few trees. Maybe try Retiro park?

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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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