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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a lot of time in this area as it was the place where all of our tours departed from. There are nice cafe's in the area that are moderately priced.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Plaza between the Royal Opera and the Royal Palace was once entirely fenced off to provide passage for the Royal Family from the one to the other. Now, it's open to the public. It's a beautifully decorated sculpture garden with a great view of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area sits just outside the royal palace, and has stunning views of the palace and the other buildings around the plaza. It is also quite a sun trap when the weather is good. I recommend that you should visit the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alex J
Reviewed 12 October 2018

One of the loveliest squares in Madrid. Lovely old buildings face a formal Italian style formal park with statues and, beyond it, the royal palace. You can sit at one of the cafes and enjoy the quiet as no car traffic enters the square. They...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mireio75
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This area is like a park and right in front of the Royal Palace. Right through the park is the opera hall. There are a lot of statues. It’s a nice spot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Plaza was full of horse manure, although I didn't see a single horse the whole weekend. Quite strange and dirty

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joao B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

You just need to walk around it to discover the garden and to feel full quietness in this marvelous square.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarlosIturraldeCE
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Very nicely tended plaza in front of the national palace with many statues of important Spanish figures. There is a central statue facing the Opera house. Many places to sit and relax, which makes for a nice respite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a wonderful choice for a nightly stroll or for a cafe stop. We choose to have ice cream at The Cafe del Oriente. The view of the Royal Palace was magnificent. It is just fun to relax and “People Watch”

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen V
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This area was lovely. Very welcoming to walk around and wild away half an hour or so watching the world go by. Gardens were well maintained

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon B
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