Plaza de España, Madrid

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    Plaza de España

    by MM212 Updated Nov 29, 2007

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    A monumental square in Madrid, Plaza de España is located at the western end of Gran Vía. It is surrounded by equally monumental buildings, such as the prominent Edificio España (in main picture) and the less beautiful Torre de Madrid (not in the pictures). The latter became the highest building in Madrid when it was completed in 1957. In the centre of the square is the Cervantes Monument surrounded by statues of famous figures such as Don Quixote.

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    by Madrid_expat Written Oct 19, 2007

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    They look a bit geeky until you use one. Easy to learn (few minutes)and a great way to see Madrid. Great english from our guide and although not a historical tour, more sightseeing with lots of interesting info on the sights. Overall the best tour i have ever done and i will definately take them up on there half price second time offer. Good tapas stop with a drink that is included to my surprise. They take the photos and a video with a better camera than i own, and i have all my memories on a photo CD...included in the tour price. 60 euro sound a lot but it is the best value for money i can remember.

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    Plaza de España

    by msocolin Written Aug 1, 2007
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    The Plaza de España is a big square surrounded by tall buildings. In the center of the square there's a monument of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (author of Don Quixote) and below it stand Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

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    Plaza de España

    by Nathalie_B Updated Jan 7, 2007

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    I think I can easily state it as a fact: every tourist that arrives in Madrid visits Plaza de España. It's a green square in the very center of Madrid, surrounded by the two famous skyscrapers - Torre de Madrid and Edificio España - that are the tallest ones in Madrid too. In the middle of the square there are two statues one of the writer Cervantes and the other is of his creation Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. It is a green area too, the two monuments are surrounded by fountains, trees, and garden flowers.
    Plus, it is adjacent to the shopping paradise Gran Via street and just around the corner from the Royal Palace

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    Plaza de Espagna

    by evona Updated Aug 29, 2006

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    The monument of Cervantes and Don Kichote on his Rosinand and Sancho Pansa on his donkey. On the one hand - Dulcinea-Ideal, on the other side - Dulcinea-Countrywoman. Behind - Edificio de Espagna.
    Plaza de Espagna is one the most importants communication junction in Madrid. And this is too a very popular meetings place. There are some beautiful fontains. Ypu can rest here of the city in the green.

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    Miguel Servantes monument

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written May 26, 2006

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    Madrid - Miguel Servantes monument

    The monument to Miguel Servantes is installed on Plaza de Espana. This monument became the same symbol of Madrid, as well as the she-bear at Puerta del Sol. The monument represents a huge obelisk on the coast of the reservoir. The figure of the writer is located at bottom of the obelisk. You can see Don Kihot and Sancho Pansa below the obelisk.

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    Plaza de Espana

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written May 26, 2006

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    Madrid - Plaza de Espana

    Plaza de Espana is one of the central and most beautiful squares in Madrid. In the XVIII-XIX centuries there were barracks where soldiers protected the royal palace lived. The square has got the present shape in the middle of the XX century. On the northern side there is a multi-storey building of the Spanish government, and on the south - concrete tower Torre de Madrid.

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  • Plaza Espana

    by ger4444 Written Apr 7, 2006

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    hehehe that skyscaper is looking so cute...
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    Wow what an original name for a square! Yet compared to the plaza underthe same name in Barcalone, the Madrid one is much more of interest. its The ultimate place of meeting up,. its popular amongst Madrelenes and its always overcrowded. The plaza is dominated by the somewaht stalinsitic bulding skyscraper Edificio Espanol, which anyway, by its ues of conctete and metal is kindof looking cute. Next to it on the other side of the street, the Torre de Madrid is making its appeareance. Look at it standing there that conctete Monster which has been the hughest concrete building in the wold for decades. On the square you will find a fountain. In summer a good fridge to put in your cheap beer as bought in the supermarket an a relief for your feets as you can drop them into the cold water after a long walk through Gran Via. In the middle of the square you ll find a statue of the famous writer Cervantes who wrote the tales of Don Quichot meant as a satire on spanish nobelty.

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    Monument to Miguel de Cervantes

    by aukahkay Written Feb 23, 2006

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    Monument to Miguel de Cervantes
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    The Plaza de Espa?a is one of Madrid's largest and most popular squares. On a sunny day it is filled with street vendors, tourists and sunbathing locals. The square is located at the end of the beautiful Gran Via, one of Madrid's busiest streets. The green square is surrounded by streets, but it is still a very relaxing place during daytime. The most prominent sight at the Plaza de Espa?a is the monument to Miguel de Cervantes, writer of the world famous story of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his trusty squire, Sancho Panza.

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    Visit Cervantes and Don Quixote

    by ozalp Written Feb 17, 2006

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    ��Vamos Sancho!
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    In this plaza you'll see the huge statues of Cervantes and his well-known characters Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. There were also some olive trees around the monument. I noticed that they have fruits (black olives) on them.

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    Placa de Espana

    by elPierro Written Sep 1, 2005

    One of the the best known squares is Placa de Espana. The view is dominated by the 117m high Edificio Espana and the 124m high Torre de Madrid. A large sculpture is placed on the square and takes most of the space.

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    Plaza de Espana

    by bijo69 Updated May 31, 2005

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    The Plaza de Espana is one of Madrid's busiest squares. The centre is dominated by an obelisque with a statue of famous the famous Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. In front of him, his most popular figures Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.

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    Plaza de Espana

    by yokomm.... Written May 6, 2005
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    I came here early in the morning. It was very cold day, so I saw my fingers turned red. As I walked toward this place, the huge statue appeared. I saw a lot of olive trees surrounding this place. I guess I would be able to feel this place as more alluring.

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    Plaza de Espana

    by nhcram Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

    Skyscrapers surround this very busy part of Madrid. In the middle of the square is a fantastic statue of Cervantes character Don Quixote on horseback and his travelling companion Sancho Panza on his donkey.

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    Square Plaza de Espana

    by LanaFromRiga Written Dec 19, 2004

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    Plaza de Espana

    Square of Spain located in the Old historical part of Madrid not far from the Royal Palace. The monument of a great Spanish writer Miguel de Servantes and two his famous heroes: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza surrounded with fountains and gardens. It is a marvellous place for walking and enjoying the atmosphere of Madrid.

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