Sol Attractions

Top 10 Things to Do in Sol, Madrid

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  • Haynesjen
    Newton, MA59 contributions
    Visiting in proximity to Christmas, the plaza was filled with Christmas and gift stalls adding to the crowdedness of this always crowded spot. Vendors were still selling “toys with noise” and flying things-you can’t make it through without being approached. Despite the bustle of the area, this spot is not to be missed on a tour of Madrid.
    Written 18 January 2023
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  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark3,763 contributions
    Puerta del Sol (Gate of the Sun) is one of Madrid’s most important and busiest squares.

    Hundreds of years ago couriers from all of Spain met here to give and collect news.

    Puerta del Sol is also the starting point (km 0) of the Spanish road network.

    Nice to know, huh…?
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • A. M
    Majadahonda17 contributions
    Absolutly awesome! Elegant and amazing. We laughed a lot and now we believe in magic, we could not believe it. We ejoyed a lot and I’d recomend it, no doubt.
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • SPAINDOCTOR
    Madrid, Spain5,498 contributions
    This is a nice museum in calle Alcala
    Including the other version of Agnus Dei of the prado museum the difference are the horns
    Written 18 July 2020
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  • travelinspiration
    Dallas, TX298 contributions
    This monastery didn't wow us as much as expected, but we love visiting monasteries with great history on vacation and we had the extra time. If limited on time, could give it a miss. It's also not easy to see. Not many private guides are equipped with it's history, fortunately we found one that was and went at reserved 10:45am time slot on a weekday recently. Only allowed to stay 45 minutes but that's plenty since it's small/only can see limited areas. Nothing too outstanding to see but nice, and we love in-depth historical places of cities, so it intrigued us. They have very limited tours done by facility in English so see if can find if not with guide.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland28,842 contributions
    This emblematic Baroque building in Plaza Mayor used to house the town's main bakery. It was completed in 1619. The sides of this imposing building are crowned by high angular towers.

    The beautiful murals on the building's facade are relatively new. The painting of Carlos Franco's frescoes was carried out in 1992.
    Written 2 January 2023
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  • THE TRAVELLER
    Malaga, Spain11,113 contributions
    Iconic statue in puerta del sol, Madrid. Bronze star on a raised granite plinths. Everyone seems to want their photo taken with it and sometimes there can be queues! People also sroke its hind leg paw and so it is now rather shiny !
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • PMPMTraveller
    Ireland11 contributions
    Went to see West Side Story in this very beautiful Theatre. The performances were good, and some of the singing (particularly the Actor playing Tony) was excellent. The choreography is average, but the cast danced with enthusiasm and brought alive the story of this enjoyable and timeless classic. A really great nght.
    Written 4 March 2019
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  • Jydeoo
    Lagos, Nigeria2,278 contributions
    Recent additions of extra large digital display screens to the facades of the buildings around this plaza in the middle of the shopping/tourist district of Madrid can keep one dazzled.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • jordanellie41
    Bolton, UK938 contributions
    This church is set amongst the many shopping walkways of Madrid. It has a new contempary look with it's modern brickwork, dome and steeple. Inside it has a wonderful large altar with many paintings adorning it's walls each side. At the back to the left it has an exquisite prayer room with a beautiful ceiling.
    Written 29 June 2019
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  • Jydeoo
    Lagos, Nigeria2,278 contributions
    Everytime I pass through Madrid, visiting Calle Mayor has been a most. Not that I ever thought much about it, but I always try to visit the 0 mile mark of Madrid and it so happens that this street is what it is: the old major landmark street of the centre of the city. A place for all tourists to visit, with all sorts of beautiful shops, with Plaza Mayor alongside part of it, it runs from Puerta de Sol to the corner of the Cathedral of Almudena (next to the palace). It is such a lovely and lively route to walk through.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • AttentiveMocha
    7 contributions
    We're from the UK and only speak English, not Spanish. We had googled "Things to do in Madrid with kids" and found an article which recommended this place, amongst others. Thought the idea of a "Tooth mouse" rather than a tooth fairy was cute, so we went.

    We could not get in, on the day we went, but did make a reservation for the following day. The staff did warn us that it was all in Spanish, however did say they had a guidebook in English that we could follow along with.

    We had a woman leading our tour (don't know her name). Despite her speaking in Spanish and us not understanding her, she was very passionate about her job. All the Spanish kids responded well to her - they were raising their hands, shouting out answers, and enjoying themselves.

    I would still recommend it, if you don't speak Spanish, because it was cheap (5 euros each), but be aware that this is the case.
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • Mmgilbert10
    Portsmouth, UK73 contributions
    The ballet flamenco de Madrid is a authentic Spanish dance show with approx 20 dancers. Live guitarist and singer. The theatre is small and pretty. 12 seats across and approx 15 rows back. You can really feel the atmosphere. The show has solo's to group dances, which are all exceptional in their own way. All ages of adults dancers too. The costumes are beautiful and appropriate, even the men were very smart. All with several changes. The group dances were in good time and this was a very professional presentation. Fan dances and some with castanets were very enjoyable. Unlike some we have seen around Spain. We paid the extra €5 for near the front seats. Worth it. The only strange bit was a very experienced older lady flashing her underwear as she danced. Lovely show of 1.5 hours.
    Written 16 October 2013
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  • Rosa C
    1 contribution
    It was very exciting, a wonderful and intense show. all hli artists were magnificent, from singer to dancer, a unique experience I highly recommend
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • AMRP
    13 contributions
    The Temporary Exhibition of Brueghel and the art-work of the some members of the same family, AMAZING!
    Written 2 March 2020
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