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 is located a few blocks from the Plaza del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Beautiful place to stroll and see from different angles: Debob Palace, Church and Royal Palace among other attractions. Not to be missed
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  • The Royal Palace, is a Palace with activity, i.e. live, because in it is it the headquarters offices of heritage. National. An exception in the palaces. Its splendor and its conservation are impeccable, the best I've seen in all Europa.Realmente an essential visit to Madrid, as well as its temporary collection.
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  • Equestrian statue of Philip IV and King images addition built in between the Royal Palace and Opera are beautifully made. This square alone rather than in the Royal Palace to look is good.
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  • Excellent designed Plaza, but the amount of dust flying around can be a high risk for your heath. Note: Not only here but in every park I visited in Madrid, Spaniards love to enrich the path ways in their parks with those fine sticky sands that in summer and the time of the year like this (I was in Madrid in October) will easily fly in the air and stick to your shoes and make your fashion trainers look garbage. Probably I could say this because I'm living in London where there are many parks around without his problems.
  • A very nice place for something like this. A nice area, well kept and has a heart to the place. Conclusion: As far as these places go this is the best one I’ve been to in Spain (so far).
  • Beautiful centerpoint area to look at history and take pictures. This is where the sun beams and shows the monuments so well. Focal point of a lot of hotels here
  • A nice place to chill out near the Royal Palace. There aren't many benches though
  • Cute place. Worth a visit if you are strolling around town.
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