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Monument to honor a soldier

I chanced upon this monument in Plaza de Oriente. I then realise it is to honor a Spanish corporal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
One of several great statues in Plaza de Oriente

Plaza Oriente is a must see to see the great statues (Cabo Noval and Filippo IV) and the sculpted... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
John B
Toronto, Canada
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Plaza de Oriente, Jardines del Cabo Noval, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chanced upon this monument in Plaza de Oriente. I then realise it is to honor a Spanish corporal Luis Noval Ferrao (1887 - 1909). It was hot and sunny in the afternoon. There were shades and benches in the plaza to take a break...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Plaza Oriente is a must see to see the great statues (Cabo Noval and Filippo IV) and the sculpted gardens. It is located across the street from the Royal Palace.

Thank John B
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Monument Of Cabot Noval is a beautiful statue that is located in the lovely Plaza De Oriente. It's a stunning and well detailed statue that commands your attention and your respect. Besides being a lovely statue I love the story that is attached to the...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Monument of Cabo Noval is situated in the Plaza de Oriente in a pleasant, shady area of the square and comemorates an heroic Spanish soldier corporal who died in Morocco and came to symbolize Spanish patriotism.

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed July 3, 2017

This monument is close to the Opera House and Royal Palace. It is surrounded by benches and shade trees which makes it a nice place to just relax if you're touring in the summer heat.

Thank Christen P
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Not a statue I'd seek out specifically, but worth a look if visiting the palace or the nearby gardens. There are seats nearby and shady trees if you want to sit and people watch too. Visit early though to avoid the crowds.

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This monument stands in the Gardens of Cabo Noval on the northern side of Plaza de Oriente by the royal palace. I stumbled across it while exploring the plaza away from myriad visitors in the central garden, many gathered for photo ops at the far-better-known...More

2  Thank Rumples
Reviewed June 21, 2016

One of the interesting things to see at Plaza De Oriente is the monument to Luis Noval Ferrao, a heroic Spanish soldier who fought and died during battle in Morocco in 1909. Ferrao was noted for his bravery and heroic fighting, becoming a symbol of...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Luis Noval Ferrao known as the Cape Noval was a soldier killed in Morocco in heroic circumstances rendering him an ongoing symbol of Spanish patriotism. Hence the statue which is rather nice as war memorials go.

Thank Rod G
Reviewed October 14, 2014

A bit hidden behind the trees on the north side of the plaza de Oriente, you see the Monumento al Cabo Noval. This is a statue of Louis Noval Ferrao, a hero soldier who died in the Moroccan campaign in 1909. The statue is sculpted...More

2  Thank tRAVellerOfTheW0rld
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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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