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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
Parque del Oeste
In Oeste Park, in front of the Plaza of Spain, you can ride a cable car, stroll among the roses and see the Egyptian temple that was built 4 centuries ago.10
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tartan Roof Restaurant
The restaurant on the roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes with incredible views of Madrid and the excellent cuisine of different countries.15
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
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 oldest restaurant in the world, where worked as a waiter Goya, and at one table wrote books Ernest Hemingway.13
In past it was a favorite place of aristocracy, now it is a favorite vacation spot of Madrid citizens, where you can have a picnic.3