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Plaza Colon, Madrid

3.6
#44 of 265 in Sightseeing in Madrid
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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  • 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 »
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  • Very good parking public, as all the Madrid too expensive.
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  • Very comfortable, easy to reach and very well located.
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  • Comfortable and easy with Telpark
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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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The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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