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Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Nice big square with some interesting sights and a good point to go into Madrid in different directions. Very central point.  more »
  • Extremely busy square with lot of people and movement. Here is the statue of the bear - the symbol of Madrid. Besides the statue in the square there's nothing else to do.  more »

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