Map of Sights  

  Top 10 Sights  

  Prado Museum  

  Reina Sofia Museum  

  Thyssen Museum  

  Other Museums  

  Royal Palace  

  Plaza Mayor  

  Puerta del Sol  

  Madrid Cathedral  

  Plaza Santa Ana  

  Plaza España  

  Plaza de Oriente  

  Gran Via  

  Templo de Debod  

  Cibeles Square  

  Puerta de Alcalá  

  Puerta de Toledo  

  Plaza Callao  

  Torre Lujanes  

  City Walls  

  Royal Theatre  




  Other Monuments  


  Hop-on, Hop-off Sights Bus Tour  

La Plaza de España, Madrid

Madrid's main avenue, the Gran Via, ends at the Plaza de España, one of the city's busiest traffic intersections. It is a square featuring a large fountain and a monument to Cervantes, the great figure of Spanish literature known for writing "Don Quixote".

Plaza España

A sculpture of Cervantes overlooks that fictional character in a bronze statue that also depicts Sancho Panza, who was Don Quixote's squire in the novel. Don Quixote's sweetheart Dulcinea is found on the left-hand side.

Cervantes statue

Since this is one of Madrid's most central points, and is also very close to many of the major sights and attractions, this area of Madrid makes an excellent base for your stay and we list here several nearby accommodation options.

Lodging Near the Plaza España, Madrid

Two of the city's largest buildings are found adjacent to the plaza, the Torre de Madrid (with its height of 142 metres, for a while the tallest concrete structure in Europe) and the "Edificio España", both dating from the 1950s.

Torre de Madrid    Edificio España

The square itself dates back to the 18th century, when it was occupied by military barracks. Today it is surrounded by plenty of shade, although it is also a popular spot for sunbathing and street vendors on the sunnier days.

The Royal Palace is also only a short walk from here.



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