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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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TripAdvisor
  • very normal square and without emotion. used, the more politically, that architecturally ... a huge flag of españa hides the statue of Navigator that discovered America.
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  • It is nice to stroll through this square and the surrounding area. In this square you will find many places to eat very good.
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  • I was here the 31 of October and the truth is that not is a site that I called much the attention. Perhaps the building Barclay's and the towers of Colon were so unique. Not know, not me seemed great thing either.
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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.