Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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The "center" of Madrid
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    Kilometer Zero

    by barbskie Updated Feb 13, 2009

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    The marker of Madrid's central square from which all spanish road distances are measured. Also used for many as the meeting point.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

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    Puerta Del Sol Center of the city

    by nihandenis Written Nov 21, 2008

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    It is a meeting point with a lively atmosphere.

    See the bear & berry statue end of the pedestrian way. There are many souvenir shops & fnac etc.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

    Pedestrian Area
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  • Puerta del Sol

    by GibJoe Written Apr 9, 2008

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    The plaza's name originates from the eastern city gate located here in the 15th century. It is the center of Madrid.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

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    The Madrono ~ the city's emblem

    by krissyM Written Jun 21, 2007

    Also located in the Puetra del Sol is the cute statue of a bear pawing the madrono. The madrono is a strawberry tree and the emblem of the city. This square is a popular meeting place for the locals.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

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    Km. 0

    by Redang Updated May 3, 2007

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    This, let's say, landmark, shows the point where all radial roads begin counting, so that, when the road maps say Córdoba is 400 kms. away from Madrd, it's from this point.

    There are 6 radial roads.

    Address: Puerta del Sol

    Directions: On the other side of Puerta del Sol regarding El Oso y el Madroño.

    Metro: Sol (lines 1, 2 and 3).

    Puerta del Sol (Madrid, Espa��a/Spain)

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    The center of it all

    by Joacim Written Nov 25, 2006

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    Puerta del Sol is the "center" of it all. If you go here, you really have the whole central city in walking distance.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

    The city symbol
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    Casa de Correos Tower's Clock

    by gasca Written Aug 10, 2005

    This tower was added to Casa de Correos in 1866 to place this London-made clock gived by an important clockmaker to the city.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

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    Square Puerta Del Sol

    by LanaFromRiga Written Dec 19, 2004

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    Square Puerta Del Sol (Gates of the Sun) built on the XVII century and it became the heart of Madrid and whole Spain.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

    Directions: The Old Madrid

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    Puerta del sol

    by MeZuGa Written Aug 17, 2004

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    Esta es La puerta del sol, atras una tienda con mi nombre.
    This is La puerta del sol, behind a store with my name.

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

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    sol

    by sethnem Written Dec 29, 2003

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    es lo mismo de piccadilly en londres o times square en ny es el centro de actividad en madrid.
    hay muchos ir de compras aqui pero ten cuidado cuando aqui hay muchos "pickpockets"

    Address: The "center" of Madrid

    la osa

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    Nice buildings near Sol

    by SirRichard Written May 24, 2003

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    Near the Puerta del Sol, at the beginning of the Alcala Street, in front of the Regina Hotel, you can find these 2 beautiful buildings, with wonderful statues on top. Both are banks.

    Address: Alcala Street

    Directions: From Sol, take Alcala Street and follow till the first corner.

    BBVA and Banesto buildings

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    Plaza Puerta del Sol

    by Patricialuv Updated Apr 25, 2003

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    One of the most popular plazas in Madrid. It has been the scenery for historical events in Spain. It's located in the heart of the city.

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    Puerta del Sol

    by Cool-123 Written Apr 2, 2003

    There are many shops, restaurants, cafe and hotels near the square. Most people would like gathering here especially at night.

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  • The statue of the bear and the...

    by ChicaAmable Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The statue of the bear and the tree is Madrid's symbol. The blue, yellow, and red banners are there for the 'rebajas' which are sales that all the stores have in July.

    Address: The statue is located in the Puerta del Sol.

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