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. Use our Madrid trip itinerary tool to arrange your visit to Puerta del Sol and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • The place itself is much more of the same, just a square with nothing more and with the monument of the bear small and unattractive. Madrid has much better places
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  • Really enjoyed visiting this area several times for everything from food, gifts to finding a supermarket  more »
  • The nerve point of Madrid a must-see place, getting there is easy since a metro station is below, taking a photo with the bear is infallible, walking through the surrounding streets is something that should not be missed
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