Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
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Neighbourhood: Princesa
How to get there
  • Santo Domingo • 6 min walk
  • Ventura Rodríguez • 6 min walk
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York3,099 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great atmosphere! Best to go during evening
    I loved the Plaza de España. I came here in the evening at around 7:45 and it was perfect. There was a lot of shade and a great atmosphere. The plaza is beautiful and full of greenery, restaurants, monuments, and music. Overall, I highly recommend coming here.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • TheLush101
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,398 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect plaza
    Right in the heart of the city and with a metro station right underneath it, so it's easy to get to. The Plaza is relatively big, with a massive almost Soviet-esque hotel on one side (there's a glass balcony at the top that you can stand on if you want). There are statues of Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, as well as nice gardens and places to sit. Worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 November 2023
  • al a
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area to stay for a short visit to Madrid
    Great place to stay. Central for Palace and Cathedral. Has metro for quick travel around the city and has access to many bars and resturants. Traffic is routed away from the Plaza by tunnels so very safe to stroll and enjoy the gardens.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,179 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expansive plaza at the end of Grand Via near the Royal Palace
    Plaza de Espana is an expansive plaza at the end of Grand Via. It is near the Royal Palace and Jardines de Sabatini. My wife and I walked across the plaza two or three times on our way to Zara for my wife’s shopping and to meet our tour group for a bus day trip. There is a statue of Cervantes and of Don Quixote. There are also fountains and benches. It was enjoyable strolling through the plaza.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Plaza But Quieter
    The plaza was located at the end of Gran Via and seemed to be one of the largest we visited during our Madrid trip. It also seemed to be a more modern version with lots of vehicle traffic circling around, ringed by some of the largest buildings in all of Madrid and having gone through a recent renovation. Given its size we were surprised there wasn’t more people that day of our walk. In the center was the statue of the writer Cervantes along with characters from his books of which Don Quiote and his sidekick Sancho Panza were likely the best known. A pond, large children’s playground and multiple gardens added to the ambiance.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 March 2024
  • Miamispike
    Miami, Florida252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely public space
    This is a nice public and free to enter space. Highly recommended. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Many tiled alcoves were built around the plaza, each representing a different province of Spain.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 May 2024
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Weirong Y
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Business
They won’t let you change any thing of your booking not even you would like to pay extra. I strongly suggest that be very carefully with booking this hotel .
I have just booked this hotel today but I made a mistake, I would like booking a room can be cancelled just in case I do not get my visa on time . After I found I accidentally chosen the non cancelation room I contact them and the agent right away , it was not even 10 mins after . I even offered that I can pay one night as penalty because 3 night 1000euro is too much . The hotel denied me . Then I requested for can I change the dates for check in and I love to pay the price difference as well if the hotel price goes up , I just want to make sure I can have my visa and travel !but they denied again . I understand policy is policy but what about customers convenience ? If my mistake would not cost you anything why you did not offer your customer a convenience. This is the worst experience I ever had for booking a hotel room.
Terrible
体验太差了。确实是我的错没看清楚点到了不可取消的房间。可是我在点完之后立马意识到错误马上给携程和他们酒店均打了电话。他们拒绝了我的免费取消申请。我说可以付一晚的房费作为违约金特么也干。要整个钱那可是1000 欧元。我实在是不确定我是否能按时拿到签证去旅行所以我后来又说把日期改到9月一号,差价我补。人也不愿意。
看来是真黑。一点服务精神都没有。随意我不认为我真的住进去了会有什么好体验。请各位小心预定次酒店
Written 2 February 2023
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Plaza de España is one of the largest squares in Madrid, within walking distance from the Royal Palace.
If you are around, it’s nice to have a look here; but it’s not worth a trip.

On the square are two of the tallest buildings in Madrid, the Torre de Madrid (142 m) and the Edificio España (117 m), as well as the monument to the writer Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) can be found.
In 2017, the Madrilenians were able to express their views on the layout of the square, which resulted in gardens with olive trees and magnolias and a strong reduction in traffic flows.
Written 5 July 2023
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Right in the heart of the city and with a metro station right underneath it, so it's easy to get to. The Plaza is relatively big, with a massive almost Soviet-esque hotel on one side (there's a glass balcony at the top that you can stand on if you want).

There are statues of Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, as well as nice gardens and places to sit. Worth a visit.
Written 11 November 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The busy street Gran Via ends here. The square is adjacent to two of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers which are hotels today: Barcelo Torre de Madrid and RIU Plaza Espana. We stayed in both of them on this trip and had great views of the square from our hotel rooms.

In wintertime, a 450 m2 outdoor ice rink is installed in the square within a brand new space called La Navidena, along with a craft fair and premium quality food stalls. The Christmas lights were stunning.

The grandiose Monument to Cervantes is located in the middle of the square.
Written 29 December 2022
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al a
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great place to stay. Central for Palace and Cathedral. Has metro for quick travel around the city and has access to many bars and resturants. Traffic is routed away from the Plaza by tunnels so very safe to stroll and enjoy the gardens.
Written 13 November 2023
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Miamispike
Miami, FL252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is a nice public and free to enter space. Highly recommended. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Many tiled alcoves were built around the plaza, each representing a different province of Spain.
Written 24 May 2024
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY3,099 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
I loved the Plaza de España. I came here in the evening at around 7:45 and it was perfect. There was a lot of shade and a great atmosphere. The plaza is beautiful and full of greenery, restaurants, monuments, and music. Overall, I highly recommend coming here.
Written 19 August 2023
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Plaza de Espana is an expansive plaza at the end of Grand Via. It is near the Royal Palace and Jardines de Sabatini. My wife and I walked across the plaza two or three times on our way to Zara for my wife’s shopping and to meet our tour group for a bus day trip. There is a statue of Cervantes and of Don Quixote. There are also fountains and benches. It was enjoyable strolling through the plaza.
Written 30 November 2023
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sheepygold
london5,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I haven't been here for a few years. When I came last it was rather run down but they seem to have made it more pedestrian friendly and they have introduced lots of play areas for children including some impressive slides. The square was packed with families and had a very nice feel to it.
Written 1 April 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
A popular public square in the centre of Madrid and one that I really wanted to see for the to Miguel De Cervantes in the square. Sadly, the plaza is currently under renovation and no information about when it'll be completed.
Written 6 August 2019
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