Plaza de Espana Madrid, Madrid

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When touring Madrid, you’ll end up at Plaza de Espana Madrid-- whether you want to or not. It lies on one of the city’s main traffic arteries, in close proximity to other major destinations. Fortunately, the monument to Miguel de Cervantes makes your visit worthwhile. Serving as the plaza’s centerpiece, this architect-designed statue of the writer himself, Don Quixote and his true loves, and his sidekick Sancho Panza is impressive. Join other tourists in taking your picture with these literary figures. Plan my trip to Madrid with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • From the Royal Palace yet, West is off quite a bit from the center of the city. Its less crowded, so caution is needed. Other statues and fountains are other highlights. I think it doesn't compare to the Plaza Mayor and navel of the town can be said.
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  • Frankly has never looked me or spectacular Spain square or I has gone mad. The monument to Columbus, in my opinion, is rather ugly (i.e. not a mazacote) and the buildings that surround it such as the Torre de Madrid or the building Spain by very iconic that they are never liked me. Held in different markets a year and which find me most interesting is that of Christmas crafts
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  • The plaza is built at the spot where the French soldiers executed the revolutionaries of the 2nd of May uprising. It is at the start of Gran Via and Calle Princesa and close to several historical monu...  more »
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  • A wonderful, open space at the end of Gran Via. Here, you can see Edificio España and Torre de Madrid, two architectural icons of the city of Madrid. Also, in the middle of the school, you will find a statue to Cervantes’s greatest literary couple, Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.
  • Not out and out amazing (let's face it Europe is very strong in squares) but absolutely well worth a look. Easy to combine with nearby attractions. Not particularly crowded late morning in September.
  • The plaza itself is a bit dirty, but there are some neat statues to look at and its a central point in the city, parking garage below it. Easy access yo Gran Via and the Palace. Plaza mayor is within a reasonable walk as well. Princepe pio station and plaza is about a kilometer down hill.
  • Beautiful plaza very attractive and relaxing. Small bylanes full of bars and shops and old facades inviting tourists to explore this beautiful city.
  • One of the city center place to chill and relax. Gran Via , SOl, Palace , Theatrres, Good Resturants all are around this place to hangout if you are in Madrid

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Where to stay in Madrid

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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