Plaza Colon, Madrid

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Plaza Colon commemorates the explorer Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the Americas. Spend time admiring the monuments dedicated to the traveler. There is a statue of Columbus, a large fountain, and a large modern concrete sculpture decorated with quotes by philosophers and noted Spaniards. Stroll through the plaza’s gardens and stop to watch the world go by. Take a photo in front of the massive Spanish flag for a great memento of your trip. Plan to visit Plaza Colon and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Madrid attractions using our Madrid sightseeing planner.
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  • The Columbus Monument is located in the middle of a busy roundabout. It is the intersection of large streets such as Castellana Street, Recorates Street and Goya Street.
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  • Plaza Colon is a place with history. It is dedicated to that great explorer, Christopher Columbus, whose name in Spanish is Cristóbal Colón. There are actually two different monuments in this area. Th...  more »
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