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    Plaza de España and Monument to Miguel de Cervante

    by jamiesno Written Nov 2, 2004

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    Monument to Miguel de Cervantes

    The Plaza de España is one of Madrid's largest and most popular squares. It is usually filled with street vendors, tourists and locals. The square is located at the end of the 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. It features a large fountain and famous statue honoring the Spanish writer Cervantes.

    The monument to Miguel de Cervantes, writer of the world famous story of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. Visitors usually flock to the monument to get their picture taken in front of the bronze statues of Don Quixote on his horse and Sancho Panza on his mule. Behind them a is statue of Cervantes himself, looking over his creations.

    You can see all of this in the picture I took :-)

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    Torre de Madrid and Edificio de Espana

    by ruki Written Oct 19, 2009

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    This two buildings are located on Plaza Espana at the end of Gran Via street. There are the largest building in Madrid. Torre de Madrid has 142 meters of height and it was built in 1957. Nicknamed La Jirafe it was the tallest bulding in Madrid until the Torre Picasso was built in 1989. Edificio de Espana was built between 1947 and 1953 and is the most elegant of the two skyscrapers. There are 25 story towers flanked by two wings.

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    Take a look at Don Quijote

    by Urzu Updated Jan 12, 2008

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    In between the Gran Via and the Princesa street you can find the Plaza de España, it's a lovely square with a little park and a fountain with a monument to Cervantes and Don Quijote. This square is especially nice when the weather is nice and warm... you often see people sunbathing there and enjoying some relaxing time! Also it allowes you to look at the very impressive Torre España, a very beautyful building!

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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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    La Plaza de Espana

    by ruki Written Oct 19, 2009

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    Square is located at the end of the Gran Via street. This beautiful plaza has a large fountain and a monument to Cervantes the great figure of Spanish literature known for writing Don Quixote. There you can also see bronze statue of Don Quixote de la Mancha on his horse and his trusty squire Sancho Panza on his mule. On this square you can found two Madrid largest buldings: the Edificio de Espana and Torre de Madrid.

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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 España

    by andal13 Written Dec 18, 2003

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    Plaza Espa��a

    Plaza de España (Spain Square) is a beautiful and busy square. It has a magnificent monument of Don Quijote and his fellow Sancho Panza.

    Plaza de España es una plaza preciosa y ajetreada. Tiene un magnífico monumento de Don Quijote y su amigo Sancho Panza.

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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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    Nice Park

    by fachd Written May 24, 2009

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    Plaza de Espana is popular square (park) for the Madrilènes. Apparently on a beautiful day it is filled with street vendors and sunbathing locals, but we didn’t see it, all we saw was tourist.

    The square (park) is surrounded by large trees. Outside the square (park) are busy streets with tall buildings. Even though the streets are busy you hardly hear the traffics.

    In the middle of the square (park) stood large monument with a statue in honorary to famous fiction writer Miguel de Cervantes. At the front of the monument is a pond and a few ducks.

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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 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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    Cervantes Monument

    by ChrsStrl Written Aug 30, 2003

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    The Don and Sancho Panza

    In the Plaza de Espana is the stone obelisk which has, in front of it, two of Spain's most well-known figures, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

    Behind sits their creator, Cevantes.

    This is another of those green squares which is lush and where water features once again. It is a good starting off place to examine the Temple of Debod and Sabatini Gardens later.

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    Plaza de Espana

    by HORSCHECK Written May 31, 2003

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    Plaza de Espana

    The Plaza de Espana is a big public Plaza with a green garden, a fountain and the famous Cervantes Statue. (1915). Around the Plaza are two monumental buildings of the Franco era: The Edificio Espana (107 m) and the Torre de Madrid (124 m).

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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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