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Plaza de Espana

Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice plaza. Not as commercial as some of the other plazas. Large buildings around it but just not touristy with cafes and retail stores.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I walked through this area it was very crowded & I couldn't wait to get through. Early in the morning I could actually see the fountains, statues and appreciate the area. Not somewhere I'd spend anytime other than walk through because there...More

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plaza de España is an important square in the center of Madrid. It has a monument dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes. It was designed by the architects Rafael Martínez Zapatero and Pedro Muguruza, and also by the sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of meaning if you are from Madrid but maybe not for foreigners. Plaza de España is a pretty park area with a lovely statue. I wouldn't have gone out of my way to see it, but was glad we stumbled upon it from our...More

1  Thank Jos8Toledo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It not only Don Kichot and Cervantes square, with nice green space around. I like abstract story about giant chinese (for the moment) building.

Thank Ania H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m glad I arrived there early in the morning as it soon gets descended upon by Japanese tourists, who think it is fine to climb all over the monuments in the square. The fountain is impressive too.

Thank andyh67186334
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is just a landmark that was about three blocks from my hotel (Marriott Courtyard Princesa Madrid). My initial intention was the catch the city tour bus here but then I discovered a path from here to the Royal Palace via Jardines de Sabatini and...More

Thank Easylivingtravel
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Plaza de Espana comes as a monumental exclamation mark at the end of Gran Via. It is a square with a landscaped garden and three of Madrid´s better known sights: the Monumento a Cervantes and, of course, the impressive Edificio de Espana and Torre de...More

Thank makromuc
Reviewed 19 April 2017

At the end of La Gran Via you can find Plaza España, you can find lots of options to wine and ine there... this a very popuular place among tourist, of course near the palace.

Thank michellelimon
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must see in Madrid. It's quite crowded but a nice place to go to. Close to the royal palace that everyone wants to visit for some reason.

1  Thank Paul M
Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense
University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced,
collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is
filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes
and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing
cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping
spot where the major Spanish clothing and department
store chains are less busy than their downtown
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Dear all I am going to Madrid on Jan 14th, I booked a hotel next to plaza de espana. My question is: is there an escalator or lift in the plaza de espana station? Because I will be carrying two big bags. Thanks
24 November 2016|
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Response from BrotherPete | Reviewed this property |
Not all metro stations have lifts, I found this out when I arrived at Portal de Toledo. Plaza de Espana does, it is a very busy area, lots of intersting cafes, bars etc nearby.