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Plaza Colon, Madrid, Spain
Barrio Salamanca
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"spanish flag"
in 21 reviews
"christopher columbus"
in 16 reviews
"huge square"
in 4 reviews
"calle serrano"
in 3 reviews
"archaeological museum"
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"busy square"
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"columns"
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"statue"
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"colombus"
in 4 reviews
"flagpole"
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"inscriptions"
in 3 reviews
"tower"
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"blas"
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"philosopher"
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"theatre"
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"commemorating"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Plaza is located to the rear of the National Archaeological Museum. It was originally called Plaza de Santiago but was renamed Plaza de Colón in 1893 to honor Christopher Columbus. The Plaza has the monument of Columbus and concrete sculptures that are decorated with...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

One of the most famous squares in Madrid is a must go destination on any holiday i take to this great city. Plaza Colon is named in honour of Christopher Columbus ( Cristobal Colon ) whose magnificent statue is found on this square,there is also...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We passed this regularly on the bus as we headed for the Gran Via area. Large main square with a statue of Christopher Columbus and a huge Spanish Flag.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Plaza Colon is not normally much more than a busy traffic interchange however at the moment there is a beautiful albeit man made Xmas tree which is lit blue until 11pm. Very photogenic.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is a very central nice square where you can take a rest from a day's walk in Madrid. In the middle of the square there is a big statue honoring Christopher Colombus.

Thank Neta_Avivi
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Colon is one of the central squares in Madrid. The main attraction is the giant Spanish flag which is in the open area right beside the Biblioteca Nacianal. There is also the statue of Christopher Columbus which stands in the center of the aquare.

Thank 265rezas
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Large open space, in between c/ Serrano and Avenida de Recoletos at the beginning of the c/ Goya, on the one side the large monument depicting the trips to the ‘new’ world, on the other side you’ll find down below a theatre.

Thank es-travler
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Plaza Colon is a huge open space and doesn't have much homogeneity. There's great contrast in the buildings which surround the square including the stately old biblioteque, to modern bank buildings and basic looking blocks of flats. Huge flagpole and monument in the centre.

Thank Nomadman411978
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is another one of Madrid’s many huge plazas. There’s lots of concrete here, fountains, engraved stones, as well as a column with a statue of Columbus on top. The most entertaining thing to do here is to visit the relatively new Platea center.

Thank sssteveg
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Plaza Colon is in the heart of the city and it is one of the largest squares in the city too. The monument to Columbus is beautiful and one can rest in this square and enjoy its space.

Thank BennyMalaga
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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
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