Plaza de Oriente, Madrid

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Admire the grandiosity of Madrid’s Royal Palace from Plaza de Oriente. The plaza consists of three gardens, beautifully landscaped with dozens of plant varieties and lined with limestone statues of the 20 Gothic kings of the early Christian kingdom. Wander through the Baroque-inspired central gardens to see the monument of King Philip IV. Stop at one of the many garden cafes to sit and have coffee while enjoying the impressive backdrop of the palace and gardens. Plan to see Plaza de Oriente and other attractions that appeal to you using our Madrid road trip app .
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  • It is located a few blocks from the Plaza del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Beautiful place to stroll and see from different angles: Debob Palace, Church and Royal Palace among other attractions. Not to be missed
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  • The Royal Palace, is a Palace with activity, i.e. live, because in it is it the headquarters offices of heritage. National. An exception in the palaces. Its splendor and its conservation are impeccable, the best I've seen in all Europa.Realmente an essential visit to Madrid, as well as its temporary collection.
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  • Equestrian statue of Philip IV and King images addition built in between the Royal Palace and Opera are beautifully made. This square alone rather than in the Royal Palace to look is good.
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  • Sol was my tour guide. She was very knowledgable and showed it. Was able to answer all questions from the tourist. You could tell history is one of her passions. Also, very professional and kind.
  • A place worth a visit. It is gorgeous, beautiful and amazing. The sceneries are just out of a fairy tale. There are fountains and statues everywhere and to my luck there was a carousel . It is also located near the palace and a just a couple of minutes away from Plaza de España so you just sort of find yourself in it. Definitely a picturesque place.
  • It is the perfect easy parking spot for any dating. Excellent restaurants and a few tapa bars. The Opera is in front of the Royal Palace with a pleasant garden where to relax .
  • Gorgeous place to take pictures or have a bite. There are many beautiful statues and it is right next to the palace and the opera. You can walk to many other interesting places from there.
  • This is a must-visit spot if you are in Madrid. You can take lots of photos that look amazing on camera. Don't forget to look at the views of the garden below and walk along the facade to see all around.
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