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Plaza Colon, Madrid
(3.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Plaza Colon commemorates the explorer Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the Americas. Spend time admiring the monuments dedicated to the traveler. There is a statue of Columbus, a large fountain, and a large modern concrete sculpture decorated with quotes by philosophers and noted Spaniards. Stroll through the plaza’s gardens and stop to watch the world go by. Take a photo in front of the massive Spanish flag for a great memento of your trip. Use our Madrid trip builder to visit Plaza Colon on your trip to Madrid, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Large square in the Centre of Madrid. Curious history of the stones and the statue of Columbus. Good exhibitions and theatres under the square in the Centre of Fernando Fernán Gómez
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  • With lovely views of the buildings nearby, and a nice landscaped area to walk around in, Plaza Colon is worth a stop on a trip to Madrid! 
  • It is totally fitting that there be a monument to this adopted son, who brought such a change to the history of Spain. There are other old world statues of him in Barcelona and Genoa, also claiming a ...  more »
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  • One of the "must" when visiting Madrid. Here is the biggest Spain flag I've ever seen. And from here you can just take a walk to the city center and enjoy the other places on the way, as Plaza Cibeles.
  • Emblematic plaza in the Salamanca neighborhood in Madrid. Fun Fact: Spain's largest flag is displayed here.
  • One of the more famous squares in Madrid, set by a beautiful park flying a large Spanish flag. National Archaeological museum and the Wax Museum are nearby. Recommended.
  • Beautiful place. Hermosa plaza
  • Not the most visited square in Madrid but worth it, good afternoon pictures.