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Plaza de Espana, Madrid

Plaza de Espana, Madrid

Plaza de Espana is a large square and a popular tourist spot in the heart of Madrid, located at the western end of the Gran Via. The square is a short walk north from the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) and is bordered by two of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers, Torre de Madrid (Madrid Tower), built in 1957, and Edificio España (Spain Building), built in 1953.

In the center of the plaza stands a monument to Spanish novelist, poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, designed by architects Rafael Martinez Zapatero and Pedro Muguruza and sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera. Most of the monument was built between 1925 and 1930. The tower portion of the monument includes the stone sculpture of Cervantes, which overlooks the bronze statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Next to the tower are the stone images of Don Quixote's two "true loves", a peasant woman, named Aldonza Lorenzo, and the beautiful, imaginary Dulcinea del Toboso.

Why You Should Visit:
A typical tourist destination with nice sculptures, beautiful fountain and plenty of seats to sit, rest and watch the sunset/world go by.
There are plenty of food vendors around and the surrounding streets are teeming with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Plaza de Espana
Sight Location: Madrid, Spain
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Madrid, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Creating your own self-guided walk in Madrid is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hemingway's Madrid Walking Tour

Hemingway's Madrid Walking Tour

There have been many writers who've expressed a love for Madrid, but one who did so quite famously was Ernest Hemingway – a frequent visitor of the city, in which he found his muse, popular success, and critical acclaim. Don Ernesto, as he was called in Spain, was a welcomed and frequent visitor to a few places in Madrid that have since become tourist attractions. Follow this self-guided...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Madrid Introduction Walk I

Madrid Introduction Walk I

A city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks, the Spanish capital is renowned for its rich repositories of European art, portico-lined Plaza Mayor, baroque style Royal Palace and many other cultural and historical monuments.

Although the site of modern-day Madrid has been occupied since prehistoric times, the first historical document about an established settlement here dates...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Madrid Food Tour

Madrid Food Tour

While Spain is internationally reputed as a major gastronomic power, the capital city of Madrid – home to vibrant food markets and a plethora of places serving traditional Spanish and typically Madrid delectable treats – promises visitors a soul-warming food experience. On this self-guided walk, you will get a chance to visit some of the local spots that left a mark in the gastronomic and...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Museums Walking Tour

Museums Walking Tour

Madrid is not only a big cultural center in Spain, but in the entire Europe as well. Having a great and interesting history behind, Madrid developed a vast culture over time. The city became world-famed for its museums and galleries. The following tour will guide you through the most famous museums in Madrid.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Salamanca Walking Tour

Salamanca Walking Tour

Madrid is a vibrant metropolis made up of 21 districts. This walk brings you to and around Salamanca, one of the wealthiest and most expensive neighborhoods of the Spanish capital, home to Madrid's Golden Mile with stylish boutiques and upscale venues, and many other prominent historical and cultural attractions. To see what makes Salamanca a famous destination, take this self guided tour and...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

El Parque del Buen Retiro is one of the main attractions of the city of Madrid. Known to the locals simply as "El Retiro," the park is a favorite place to spend weekends and summer days and was considered a Royal Park up until two centuries ago. Highlights of the park include several fountains, palaces, monuments and arranged gardens. Discover this historical site step by step in the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles

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