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Plaza Colon, Madrid

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • Madrid is full of squares with nice sculptures and/or fountains in their center. This one is one of the biggest ones. It has (very tiny) Columbus sculpture in the middle of the roundabout, while the s...  more »
  • To us this was really just a landmark as it was visible from our hotel room. When I saw it after a long day of sightseeing, I knew I was close to home  more »
  • I wasn't aware of this plaza till we walked north from the archaeological museum and came across it. No information in either Spanish or English as to what the flag or art works represent which is a s...  more »
Google
  • Very good parking public, as all the Madrid too expensive.
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  • Comfortable and easy with Telpark
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  • Very comfortable, easy to reach and very well located.
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  • Very comfortable and well located. I used the access and exit/payment for registration and it worked perfectly.
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  • Conveniently located and spacious. The squares are normal
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