This plaza is the heart of Madrid and one of the busiest places in the city - a hub for the local transit system, a favorite meeting spot for locals, a visible area for festivals or political demonstrations, and a opportune location for tour guides, street performers, pickpockets and anyone else looking to take advantage of all the tourists on hand

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Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour

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 4 hours

$55

...d grand squares such as Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Admire the Baroque grandeur of the Royal Palace (Palacio Real) o...

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Madrid Bike Tour

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 3 hours

$31

...lace and Retiro Park to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Touring Madrid by bicycle is a fun and sociable way to sightsee,...

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Madrid: 3-Hour Free Walking Tour

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 3 hour

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...ll see the major attractions of Madrid, such as the Puerta del Sol, the breath-taking Royal Palace, and the Plaza Mayor.

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Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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   7 hours 30 minutes

$95

...stellana to the famous Plaza de España, Puerta del Sol and Puerta de Alcala.Then head to Toledo in the afternoon, Spain'...

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Madrid 3-Hour Bike Tour in English

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 3 hour

$31

...ur of the historic city center from the Puerta del Sol area and discover the city center’s handsome architecture, city c...

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Madrid Downtown Segway Tour

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 90 minute

$36

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...nish Royal Family as bullring, near by, Puerta del Sol, the real city center with the popular Km0 signal & the “oso y ma...

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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

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 4 hours

$88

...h as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, and Puerta del Sol. Along the way, stop at some of Madrid’s most popular family-run ...

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Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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   7 hours 30 minutes

$77

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Madrid City Tour and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

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   4 hours 30 minutes

$50

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Madrid: 1-Day Tour with El Escorial Visit

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   8 hour

$59

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...aza Mayor is only a few meters from the Puerta del Sol square and close to the High Street. Discover the beauty of one ...

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Madrid Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Bernabeu Stadium

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 3 hour

$66

...ur sightseeing tour of the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Alcala Gate, Retiro Park and more. Visit the Las Ventas Bullring...

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Panoramic Madrid and Bernabeu Stadium Tour

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 2.5 hour

$61

...anoramic bus tour and see the Gran Via, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, and more. Visit Bernabeu Stadiu...

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Madrid Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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 2.5 hour

$34

...including the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Alcala Gate, elegant Retiro Park, world-famous Las Ventas Bullring, and more.

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PRIVATE Kickstart Tour of Madrid

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 90 minutes

$6

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1-Day Madrid City Tour and Santiago Bernabeu Tour

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 2 Hours 30 Minutes

$49

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Madrid Guided Panoramic Tour with Wax Museum

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 Flexible

$47

...paña, University, Moncloa, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bullring, Columbus square with a brief sto...

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Puerta del Sol, Madrid

This plaza is the heart of Madrid and one of the busiest places in the city - a hub for the local transit system, a favorite meeting spot for locals, a visible area for festivals or political demonstrations, and a opportune location for tour guides, street performers, pickpockets and anyone else looking to take advantage of all the tourists on hand.

This plaza is the heart of Madrid and one of the busiest places in the city - a hub for the local transit system, a favorite meeting spot for locals, a visible area for festivals or political demonstrations, and a opportune location for tour guides, street performers, pickpockets and anyone else looking to take advantage of all the tourists on hand. In the center of the plaza sits the Statue of King Charles III on horseback, facing the Royal Post Office (Real Casa de Correos), the red-and-white building adorned with a clock tower on the plaza's south side. Originally the building served as Madrid's first post office, then the police headquarters under Franco before being transformed into it's current use as the office of the President of Madrid, the head of the regional government. The clock tower is noteworthy for being the center focus of New Year's celebrations every year, which are broadcast across Spain and mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes (one for each ring of the bell) and the beginning of a new year. In front of the building is Kilometer Zero (Kilómetro Cero), a plaque showing the point where the measuring of national highway system begins. On the east side of the plaza is the famous Bear and the Madroño Tree Statue, a bear climbing a madroño tree, which is the symbol of Madrid, and on the west side of the plaza is the Mariblanca statue, a white marble goddess of at least the XVII century. Nearby the giant neon Tío Pepe sign sits above the plaza and is a famous fixture of this area.


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Puerta del Sol and Nearby Sights on Map

Real Academia de Bella Artes de San Fernando

Highly impressive art collection with paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints

Plaza Mayor

Perhaps the best known plaza in Madrid, this impressive square is now one of the main stops on any tourist visit

Mercado de San Miguel

Near Plaza Mayor is this indoor market, identifiable by its ornate iron posts

Gran Via

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art

Contains a large art collection including masterpieces by Monet, Goya, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mondrian, Bacon and Lichtenstein

Naval Museum

Beautiful museum with vast interesting collections about Spanish sailing

Plaza de Cibeles

A massive roundabout at the intersection of Calle de Alcala and Paseo del Prado, this plaza houses one of Madrid's emblems, the Fountain of Cibeles, which portrays the Roman goddess of fertility sitting upon a chariot pulled by two lions

Palacio Real

The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is an enormous palace, one of the biggest in Europe, with scorching plains of concrete around it

Catedral de la Almudena

This massive cathedral faces the Palacio Real

Mercado de La Cebada

Once a glass and iron market of the late XIX century, it is now a vaulted concrete building which still serves as a neighborhood market