Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
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Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Princesa
How to get there
  • Santo Domingo • 6 min walk
  • Ventura Rodríguez • 6 min walk
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York2,999 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great atmosphere! Best to go during evening
    I loved the Plaza de España. I came here in the evening at around 7:45 and it was perfect. There was a lot of shade and a great atmosphere. The plaza is beautiful and full of greenery, restaurants, monuments, and music. Overall, I highly recommend coming here.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • TheLush101
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,398 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect plaza
    Right in the heart of the city and with a metro station right underneath it, so it's easy to get to. The Plaza is relatively big, with a massive almost Soviet-esque hotel on one side (there's a glass balcony at the top that you can stand on if you want). There are statues of Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, as well as nice gardens and places to sit. Worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 11, 2023
  • al a
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area to stay for a short visit to Madrid
    Great place to stay. Central for Palace and Cathedral. Has metro for quick travel around the city and has access to many bars and resturants. Traffic is routed away from the Plaza by tunnels so very safe to stroll and enjoy the gardens.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 13, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,089 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expansive plaza at the end of Grand Via near the Royal Palace
    Plaza de Espana is an expansive plaza at the end of Grand Via. It is near the Royal Palace and Jardines de Sabatini. My wife and I walked across the plaza two or three times on our way to Zara for my wife’s shopping and to meet our tour group for a bus day trip. There is a statue of Cervantes and of Don Quixote. There are also fountains and benches. It was enjoyable strolling through the plaza.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,498 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Plaza But Quieter
    The plaza was located at the end of Gran Via and seemed to be one of the largest we visited during our Madrid trip. It also seemed to be a more modern version with lots of vehicle traffic circling around, ringed by some of the largest buildings in all of Madrid and having gone through a recent renovation. Given its size we were surprised there wasn’t more people that day of our walk. In the center was the statue of the writer Cervantes along with characters from his books of which Don Quiote and his sidekick Sancho Panza were likely the best known. A pond, large children’s playground and multiple gardens added to the ambiance.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 1, 2024
  • Miamispike
    Miami, Florida252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely public space
    This is a nice public and free to enter space. Highly recommended. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Many tiled alcoves were built around the plaza, each representing a different province of Spain.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 24, 2024
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Miamispike
Miami, FL252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is a nice public and free to enter space. Highly recommended. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Many tiled alcoves were built around the plaza, each representing a different province of Spain.
Written May 24, 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The plaza was located at the end of Gran Via and seemed to be one of the largest we visited during our Madrid trip. It also seemed to be a more modern version with lots of vehicle traffic circling around, ringed by some of the largest buildings in all of Madrid and having gone through a recent renovation. Given its size we were surprised there wasn’t more people that day of our walk.

In the center was the statue of the writer Cervantes along with characters from his books of which Don Quiote and his sidekick Sancho Panza were likely the best known. A pond, large children’s playground and multiple gardens added to the ambiance.
Written March 1, 2024
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muttibey
Izmir, Türkiye3,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I mean it is in the city center to see for a while and take photos. It is a good sight for sure. That’s it to be honest. It is not the most charming sight but it is a good to go.
Written March 1, 2024
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avipiti
Hod Hasharon, Israel3,895 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The plaza has many small stands/stores for food and jewelry. It's a nice plaza, but not up to par with other Plaza de Espana (Seville, for example). The Cervantes monument is very impressive
Written December 29, 2023
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Alex F
The Villages, FL2,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Every time we visit this place has some kind of event. This year ice skating ring and Xmas portable shops. Festive, music and even a beer garden.
Written December 22, 2023
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,089 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Plaza de Espana is an expansive plaza at the end of Grand Via. It is near the Royal Palace and Jardines de Sabatini. My wife and I walked across the plaza two or three times on our way to Zara for my wife’s shopping and to meet our tour group for a bus day trip. There is a statue of Cervantes and of Don Quixote. There are also fountains and benches. It was enjoyable strolling through the plaza.
Written November 30, 2023
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al a
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great place to stay. Central for Palace and Cathedral. Has metro for quick travel around the city and has access to many bars and resturants. Traffic is routed away from the Plaza by tunnels so very safe to stroll and enjoy the gardens.
Written November 13, 2023
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Right in the heart of the city and with a metro station right underneath it, so it's easy to get to. The Plaza is relatively big, with a massive almost Soviet-esque hotel on one side (there's a glass balcony at the top that you can stand on if you want).

There are statues of Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, as well as nice gardens and places to sit. Worth a visit.
Written November 11, 2023
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Margie D
York, PA1,758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This lovely plaza is across the street from the Hotel RIU. Love the monument to Cervantes and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza! At night there was a light show.
Written October 30, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Up and out and about on a beautiful August morning ,temperatures climbing up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, my twin brother Stephen and I decided to hop the metro down to metro stop Plaza De Espana were we emerged onto the most popular square in this most beautiful of city's.
Located on the western end of Gran Via and surrounded by great looking buildings such as Torre De Madrid and Edificio Espana which are two of the tallest buildings in the city ,there's also House Of Gallardo one of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Madrid,this square is also famous for its statues ,statues such as Monumento A Miguel De Cervantes Sadvedra ,Monumento A Don Quijote De La Mancha plus Statue Of Aldonsa and Statue Of Dulcinea ,there's some modern pieces of street art and a cool looking fountain and all around the square are pubs,bars, cafe's and restaurants, all in all a wonderful square to check out if you're planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written October 19, 2023
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