Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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#13 of 1,603 in Things to do in Madrid
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. Use our Madrid trip itinerary tool to arrange your visit to Puerta del Sol and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • popular, busy and very touristy and some interesting street performers; fun to just walk around the square, see the bear, people watch and shop as well. very lively in the evening. metro exit is here....  more »
  • Very nice square, one of the most touristy and joyful in town. Filled with tourists, has been very safe fo the last 10 years. You will not miss for sure!  more »
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