Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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. Plan to visit Puerta del Sol during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid trip itinerary tool.
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  • Merry Christmas to all my friends in the world Let’s wish for a truly nice world 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Lovely lovely Madrid city I miss this place a lot Really wanna go again  more »
  • We started most mornings here, beginning with a visit to Las Mallorquina for a warm, sugary torrija. It is an excellent starting point for exploring the city, being only minutes away from Gran Via...  more »
  • I loved this square in Madrid. It was full of life and many bars and restaurants nearby. Definitely one of the most iconic squres in Mdrid.  more »

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