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Reviewed yesterday

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”

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This comes as a part of the Royal Castle package... nice, large park, with monuments, trees, bushes, walkways, flowers... together with the Castle and surrounding buildings gives you a very nice feeling and overall understanding of how Madrid is (and was).

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of many interesting plazas in Madrid. They do have bus terminals below ground which keeps the above ground area uncontested.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plaza de Oriente is a lovely square, sitting directly between Teatro Real and the side of Palacio Real. When you are in the area to visit Palacio Real, you should definitely stop by this plaza. At its center is a beautiful monument to Felipe IV...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love wandering around these beautiful gardens just passed the palace and had a peaceful picnic with food we’d bought from the market on a our way to see the front of the palace

Thank weekendescapes906
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely outdoor plaza between the Royal Palace and the opera house. Fairly clean and lots of shade for a rest.

Thank smccreary
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

2. Cathedral de la Almudena, Sabatini Gardens, Plaza De Oriente, Temple of Debod. If you literally carry on walking down Calle Mayor, you end up with the Palace and a beautiful cathedral called “Cathedral de la Almudena” in front of you. You naturally turn right...More

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Central location near the Palacio Real and Teatro Real. After you visit the palace, go there and relax in the park.

Thank jelchek
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Interesting place day and night to admire the beautiful buildings architecture and evening sunset.... Wander around and watch the Street artists and musicians. There is one excellent talented accordianist on the corner of the opera...

Thank kerr2013
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