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Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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Every visitor to Madrid passes through Puerta del Sol at some point during a stay. While the plaza’s center teems with people from all over the world, its outer edges are filled with souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, and currency exchanges. Home to a famous clock that marks the beginning of each new year, the plaza also contains memorials and statues that reflect the city's history. With a major metro stop and a central location, it’s a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Put Puerta del Sol into our Madrid trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Plaza alive, happy, lively. He eats the pomegranate, symbol of Madrid, is his photography. See stopping to eat a delicious hot chocolate with churros perhaps:)
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  • In the heart of Madrid a point which must be live, spend the day or go to night, enjoy the calm. It is common to see people sitting on the floor with small meals and enjoying the place which is one of the most peaceful and safe city.
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  • This square is very popular and there are always lots of people around. Including street artist and people trying to sell various items 
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  • This neoclassical square was beautiful. In the heart of one of the greatest cities in Europe with the statues of Carlos III and El Oso y El Madrono. Also the 0km sign on the sidewalk is there marking the very heart of Madrid
  • Don't go by night. There are hordes of drunken youngsters, and lots of small drug dealers and illegal in beer vendors. Nothing spectacular, just a crowded place full of all kinds of people.
  • There's life here. It's always full of life. Stop by kilometer zero and enjoy the atmosphere. Go to the famous pastry shop "Mallorquina" and have a Chocolate Napolitana!
  • All measurements for the roads start here, buses and tours to visit Madrid, restaurants, bars and new year's eve celebration... Great place to start your trip of the city, and do not forget to take photo with the bear and tree statue... It is the symbol if Madrid!
  • This is a place you should not miss if you are coming to Madrid, here you are going to find the 0km of Spain which is cool, yeah... I know, there is just a point in the street but gives a lot organisation to the roads in the country. There are la osa y el madroño, which is a symbol of the city and here you will find some other important things. I'll let you search why this place has that name :p During the summer is much better come early morning, then won't be as warm neither as busy.