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Plaza Colon, Madrid

(3.7/5 based on 300+ 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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  • 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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  • Plaza de Colon is located in the northern part of the city centre of Madrid at the northern end of the Paseo de Recoletos. From the Plaza de Cibeles, it is on foot in less than ten minutes. Around the square there are to discover things and to look at. First, the monumental white marble monument is in the middle of the roundabout. As so often in Madrid one unspecified can approach, because the traffic is too dense. In addition to the giant frog from the Casino and the this naked Lady at the Western exit of the roundabout we looked at like the great stone monument us at the eastern end of the square. Conclusion: There are to see much here, worth a visit.
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  • Christophe doves rules without sharing this vast square including her famous name. Well laid out, watered, aesthetically surrounded but hampered by a continuous circulation. For my second pass in 7 months, she seemed less attractive without being repulsive.
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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.