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This is the main square of Madrid, the largest square in Spain and the place where the most beautiful buildings of the city are located.
Once there were the gardens right where the Plaza of Spain (Plaza de España) is located nowadays. Then Joseph Bonaparte organized the barracks for his army here, but they were soon taken down, and it was decided to refine the central part of the city and to make a square.
In the southern part of the Plaza of Spain there are a lot of shady trees under which you can hide from the heat or have a picnic. In the central part of the square you can find the famous monument to Cervantes and his two main characters - Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
The Plaza of Spain is surrounded by several important buildings for Madrid - Madrid Tower (Torre de Madrid), one of the highest in Europe, the House of Gallardo (Casa Gallardo), a vivid example of the modernist architecture, and the Spain Building (Edificio España), where you can find a large shopping center.
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More places to visit in Madrid
The oldest restaurant in the world, where worked as a waiter Goya, and at one table wrote books Ernest Hemingway.13
The Roof Bar
The bar is located at the top of the hotel Melia and is considered bohemian place where you can meet the "golden youth" of Madrid and find the coolest parties in town.18
Elegant palace of glass, right in the middle of the Retiro Park, has been a must visit place for travelers to Madrid for 2000 years.2
Circulo de Bellas Artes
It is located on the main street of Madrid - Gran Via, this building is not very popular among traveler and not all inhabitants of Madrid are aware of its existence.12
Las Ventas bullring is one of the biggest and most famous bullring in the world, all bullfighters in the world want to be on this arena.22
The unique building for Spain, which was built in Egypt about 2000 years ago and was dedicated to the goddess Isis. Now it is located in the West Park.15
Plaza de Cibeles
The bright and huge square of Madrid, it is surrounded by palaces that close from prying eyes the gorgeous fountain Cibeles.1
Combining baroque and neoclassicism, the gate in the Independence Square in Madrid has been one of the most beautiful sights of the city for a long time.4
Located on the site of the former stables, the gardens are made in French style, and considered to be a decoration of the Royal Palace.14
Lighthouse of Moncloa
A notable TV tower is hundred meters high and provides the best views of the city from its observation deck.11
Royal Palace of Madrid
The residence of the Kings of Spain, where you can look at the decoration of the luxurious rooms, see works of famous painters, and once a month see the changing of the guard.37
Puerta del Sol
The central area of the city where is a zero kilometer, all roads of Madrid begin, and where is a symbol of the city - the bear with strawberry tree.18