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 name of Cristóbal Colón has been filled with controversy over the last few decades, not to mention with the fact of the Conquest of the new continent of Americas and the conflict and slaughter of....  more »
  • This is where Calle de Recoletos becomes the Paseo de la Castelana, crossed by a few other streets, and forming an impressive traffic oval rather than "circle", around the Monument dedicated to...  more »

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