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Plaza de Oriente, Madrid

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Admire the grandiosity of Madrid’s Royal Palace from Plaza de Oriente. The plaza consists of three gardens, beautifully landscaped with dozens of plant varieties and lined with limestone statues of the 20 Gothic kings of the early Christian kingdom. Wander through the Baroque-inspired central gardens to see the monument of King Philip IV. Stop at one of the many garden cafes to sit and have coffee while enjoying the impressive backdrop of the palace and gardens. Plan to see Plaza de Oriente and other attractions that appeal to you using our Madrid road trip app.
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  • The Plaza de Oriente is a square located across from the Royal Palace. It is rectangular in shape and monumental in character and it was designed by Narciso Pascual y Colomer. The square was opened... 
    The Plaza de Oriente is a square located across from the Royal Palace. It is rectangular in shape and monumental in character and it was designed by Narciso Pascual y Colomer. The square was opened...  more »
  • This is definitely worth seeing, especially if you go to the Royal Palace. It is on the same street and half was along the side of the Palace. I consider the row of statues of the 600-800AD Kings.....  more
    This is definitely worth seeing, especially if you go to the Royal Palace. It is on the same street and half was along the side of the Palace. I consider the row of statues of the 600-800AD Kings.....  more »

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