Plaza de Oriente, Madrid

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Admire the grandiosity of Madrid’s Royal Palace from Plaza de Oriente. The plaza consists of three gardens, beautifully landscaped with dozens of plant varieties and lined with limestone statues of the 20 Gothic kings of the early Christian kingdom. Wander through the Baroque-inspired central gardens to see the monument of King Philip IV. Stop at one of the many garden cafes to sit and have coffee while enjoying the impressive backdrop of the palace and gardens. Plan to see Plaza de Oriente and other attractions that appeal to you using our Madrid road trip app .
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  • It’s impossible to avoid Plaza de Oriente when you visit Madrid as it’s between Opera and the Palace. If you’re in Madrid with young children then you can visit the playground in the South/East corner...  more »
  • The square is in front of the royal Palace of Madrid, a delight. One day back from the Debob temple there was a man playing the saxophone, a delight. We decided then, the next day, buy some cheeses and wine, sit and enjoy the place, was super!! I'd do it again! It's pretty quiet and there were other people doing it too. There are some restaurants around. Beautiful garden, well verdinho.
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  • The Plaza de Oriente is situated very close to the Royal Palace and it makes sense to see both at the same time. The plaza is centered around a fountain and it is a pleasant stroll with other statues ...  more »
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