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Plaza Colon, Madrid

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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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  • IS a square of the center of Madrid, with much noise and much traffic, without attractive relevant, highlights a huge flag of Spain that calls the attention by its dimensions.
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  • Huge square. Just in the start of Salamanca area with the fine shops and restaurants. The square itself is nothing special, but there is a statue of Colombus as well as a big monument describing his j...  more »
  • Magnificent representation of the tribute to colombo. Some strips in attractions such as fountains and/or gardens that are well maintained, looks majestic but bare unfortunately
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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.