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Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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Every visitor to Madrid passes through Puerta del Sol at some point during a stay. While the plaza’s center teems with people from all over the world, its outer edges are filled with souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, and currency exchanges. Home to a famous clock that marks the beginning of each new year, the plaza also contains memorials and statues that reflect the city's history. With a major metro stop and a central location, it’s a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Plan to visit Puerta del Sol during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid trip itinerary tool.
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  • This is a beautiful, big plaza. During our visit, there was sections fenced off (for construction). Also, they were taking down the Christmas decorations over the main fountain. So, the plaza did not....  more
    This is a beautiful, big plaza. During our visit, there was sections fenced off (for construction). Also, they were taking down the Christmas decorations over the main fountain. So, the plaza did not....  more »
  • Lovely square in Central Madrid However there is currently a huge refurbishment programme being undertaken and so lots of building works , noise and disruption. 
    Lovely square in Central Madrid However there is currently a huge refurbishment programme being undertaken and so lots of building works , noise and disruption.  more »
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  • Love Puerta Del Sol for its architecture, the buildings, the people, the giant Christmas tree they put up during the holiday season, and it being at the Sol metro station along with being close to Plaza Mayor and Calle de Preciados. Has various shops and businesses for Spanish citizens and tourists alike. Definitely a must visit for anyone in Madrid.
  • Lovely views of the city, can get super crowded as the day goes by. Plenty of restaurants along the way and definitely a good positive energy around!

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