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“Surprising and exciting”
Review of Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol
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Ranked #35 of 780 things to do in Madrid
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
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“Surprising and exciting”
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Like all the squares in Madrid, this is vibrant, crowded and full of life. The difference with this wonderful place is, believe it or not, the buskers. They take the art to a new level, with statues and acts and amazing reproductions of movie characters, from Edward Scissorhand to the Predator. All interactive, with photos. Well worth a visit - and take your Euro coins with you!

Visited April 2016
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Colon, Panama
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“Right down from Gran Via”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Our hotel is very close and they have all kind of shops plus restaurants on walk street. The Puerta del Sol has shops great ice cream shop very good. Also have civic meetings in Plaza many police in area too.

Visited May 2016
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“Another plaza”
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Just another plaza of buildings. We did see a large number of police hanging around a demonstration in the middle of a rainstorm. Quite entertaining!

Visited April 2016
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“Give it a miss.”
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Hordes of down and outs and a contingent of Syrian Refugees. Nothing worthwhile. Madrid is better than this.

Visited May 2016
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“Don't waste your time!!!”
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Coming from a big city (NYC) this was like me going to Times Square... Tourist trap!!! Do not do it! It's in the central Madrid but it's boring an you'll be fighting tourist to take a picture next to a bear in front of retail stores... Boring!!! Go to a cool side of town and have yourself a few cañas and tapas.

Visited May 2016
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