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Tribute to Carlos III in the center of Madrid

Puerta del Sol is in the historic center of Madrid and the equestrian statue of Carlos III sits in... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
GoLeafs85
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Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile
Sol was less horrible on this visit

Last time I came to Sol was in August and the area was full of pickpockets and beggars and... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
sheepygold
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london
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Last time I came to Sol was in August and the area was full of pickpockets and beggars and 'gypsies' selling flowers. This time the only annoyance was people dressed up as Mickey Mouse (why??) so I was able to appreciate this excellent statue rather...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Fairly recently, Madrilenos decided to honor Carlos III, the visionary planner of the Madrid we now know. It is fitting, if a little scrunched, to place the pedestaled bronze in the City's iconic Puerta del Sol, where the people stream by day and night. Only...More

1  Thank mikek794
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Puerta del Sol is in the historic center of Madrid and the equestrian statue of Carlos III sits in the center of this square. It’s a beautiful statue in the middle of a beautiful square. This is a fitting location for this monument given Carlos’...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Last time I came to Sol was in August and the area was full of pickpockets and beggars and 'gypsies' selling flowers. This time the only annoyance was people dressed up as Mickey Mouse (why??) so I was able to appreciate this excellent statue rather...More

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This monument is located on the Puerta del Sol. The monument consists of a high limestone pedestal supported on a granite base on which is located the equestrian statue of the king, made of bronze. It is nine meters in height, surrounded by a fence...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The statue of Carlos III is yet another fantastic statue in this vibrant and exciting city. Located in the amazing Puerto Del Sol ,the statue unlike some of the other grand statues is quite accessible being in the plaza and not on a busy roundabout...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful state thronged with photo seekers. It is the centrepiece of Puerta de Sol and is as elegant as the plaza it sits in and depicts his royal highness sitting on his trusted horse. At the end of the day though, it's a lovely...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The equestrian statue of Carlos III in the Puerta del Sol is a very good statue. It represents Carlos III, a king who loved art and was vey enlightened. The square is quite large and one has to look for the statue.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Estatua ecuestre de Carlos III Madrid is situated in the famous Plaza de Sol and is the standard king on a horse creation which are common in the city. At least you can get up close for a good look.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It's a reasonable statue and a great place for pigeons. The tree and the bear in the same square is the other reason to visit it.

Thank BangkokAndy1976
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

If in Plaza Sol it's there. It's huge. You can't miss it. All the plaza's have statues or art forms if some type. Wander around enjoy the beauty of Madrid.

Thank G L
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Sol is somewhere to walk through quickly with your possessions safely locked away in your hotel room as there is so much crime here. This is a nice statue but amongst many more special statues in Madrid a glance up at it is not worth...More

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collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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