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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. Before you head to Madrid, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Madrid trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Madrid has to offer, including Plaza de Oriente.
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  • The first time I visited Madrid are literally insane at seeing this little square that define fascinating to say the least. This time, the second, the first thing I did and run again to see her. Of course a kiss is much better but I must say that despite it being January wasn't dissapointed. Maybe because I was lucky enough to find a beautiful sunny day, or why her which is a matchless beauty regardless of the season. I stopped to drink tea at one of these bars, just in front of the Royal Palace. I enjoyed the incredible beauty of this square the comings and goings of the people of the colors of the gardens and great palaces. I tried to impress more than I could in the memory more than I could. Along with the barrio of Salamanca's left my heart in this majestic city
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  • With its gardens around the statue of Felipe IV, opposite the Royal Palace and with its collection of statues of Spanish kings, both its location and its environment make imperative your visit. Integrate it gardens of Lepanto, Noval, and surrounded by, in addition to the Palace, by the Teatro Real, the Sabatini gardens and the square of the Armory, which you also have or you can visit.
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  • If you are visiting, you definitely have to go to the Plaza de Oriente. Very nice place to walk with many restaurants nearby.
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  • Small park but surrounded my some monumental buildings. I love the statues in this park, they have so much character and emotion.
  • A lot of historical significance with the visit. The audio guide is definitely worth the price. No photos in a lot of the tour though.
  • On one side is the Teatro REal opera house. On the other you will find the Royal Palace and its gardens. The Solemn Changing of the Guard takes place the first Wednesday of every month at 12 noon (exce`t during the summer and when there are official events).
  • The most beautiful square in Madrid surrounded by astonishing classical buildings and classy and stilish cafes a place to enjoy a cocktail in the evening
  • Plaza de Oriente is a square in the historic centre of Madrid, Spain. It is located between some important landmarks in Madrid, on the west is the Royal Palace, on the east is the Royal Theatre, and to the north is the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation. It presents a nice example of the Spanish architecture, and a good place for clicking some really nice pictures. There is a park too, where you can rest.