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  • 1. Plaza Mayor

    Sol | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Austere, grand, and often surprisingly quiet compared with the rest of Madrid, this public square—finished in 1619 under Felipe III, whose equestrian...Read More

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  • 2. Plaza Colón

    Salamanca | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Named for Christopher Columbus, this plaza has a statue of the explorer (identical to the one in Barcelona's port) looking west from a high...Read More

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  • 3. Plaza de Cibeles

    Retiro | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The Plaza de Cibeles, where three of Madrid’s most affluent neighborhoods (Centro, Retiro, and Salamanca) intersect, is both an epicenter of...Read More

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  • 4. Plaza de la Paja

    La Latina | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Perched on a hillock overlooking the neighborhood, the sloping Plaza de la Paja was the most important square in medieval Madrid. Its jewel...Read More

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  • 5. Plaza de Lavapiés

    Lavapiés | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The heart of what may have been Madrid's judería , or Jewish quarter, this plaza is Lavapiés's nerve center. To the east is Calle de la Fé...Read More

  • 6. Plaza de Oriente

    Palacio | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This stately plaza, in front of the Palacio Real, is flanked by massive statues of Spanish monarchs. They were meant to be mounted on the railing...Read More

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  • 7. Plaza de Santa Ana

    Barrio de las Letras | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This plaza was the heart of the theater district in the 17th century—the Golden Age of Spanish literature—and is now one of Madrid's many thumping...Read More

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  • 8. Plaza del Dos de Mayo

    Malasaña | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    On this unassuming square stood the Monteleón Artillery barracks, where some brave Spanish soldiers and citizens fought Napoléon's invading...Read More

  • 9. Puerta del Sol

    Sol | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Crowded with locals, tourists, hawkers, and street performers—and the site of many important protests in recent decades—the Puerta del Sol is...Read More

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