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Puerta del Sol

C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 64 90
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Considered by many to be the "hub" of the city, this large urban plaza contains many statues and monuments.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
C. Mayor | C. Alcala, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 64 90
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the heart of Madrid, full of life, nice cafés to sit down and relax. Lots of shops and entertainers in the center of the plaza. Not a must if you are planning to emerge yourself in the Spanish culture but definitely a must...More

Thank Carolina J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice to walk around puerta del sol, the kids loved all the shows displayed in form of art or performance. Very dirty.

Thank charlymvv
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of great restaurants, bars and shops in this area. Street entertainers, beggars and street hawkers on Plaza! Very busy area and a bit noisy at night! Good Police presence, so felt quite safe. Enterance to Metro station on Plaza. Statues and fountains on Plaza...More

Thank Fionnuala K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The center of the action. Lots of things going on at all times. A bit of Times Square. Street performers (some amazing) and near to many bars and restaurants.

Thank IaTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice place with many shops and restaurants. be aware the thieves over there, קspecially during rush hours - Afternoon and evening.

Thank Nevo Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice plaza, a bit crowded at times, with nice shops and restaurants around it. Worth a visit if you enjoy history sightseeing.

Thank Ladrianus
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Puerta del Sol is one of these lovely squares you cross whilst wounding around as a tourist. Also full of live and closed to coffee places and shops.

Thank Perlita82
Reviewed 4 days ago

Do not know what the fuzz is al about. Nothing special at this place. Some tourist things like dancers and singers at night and some shops. Nothing more,

Thank Davy B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's one of the most popular areas in Madrid. Go for a walk or drink your coffee. In the evening it is very nice.

Thank Panagiotis K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the "Times Square" of Madrid so its just what you would expect...crowds and more crowds. But its fun to people watch. I wouldn't hang around there all day but its a good place to get your bearings and venture off on the side...More

Thank Carla K
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
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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28 February 2015|
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Response from minnesotans4 | Reviewed this property |
What is the name of the hotel? I was thinking of another hotel in a different city when I responded. Puerta del Sol is a plaza in Madrid.