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Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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Every visitor to Madrid passes through Puerta del Sol at some point during a stay. While the plaza’s center teems with people from all over the world, its outer edges are filled with souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, and currency exchanges. Home to a famous clock that marks the beginning of each new year, the plaza also contains memorials and statues that reflect the city's history. With a major metro stop and a central location, it’s a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Plan to visit Puerta del Sol during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid trip itinerary tool.
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  • This was on our list to visit when in Madrid, and walked by on the way to the Royal Palace and the square is fenced off and under construction. There is nothing to see for now, but I’m sure it will... 
    This was on our list to visit when in Madrid, and walked by on the way to the Royal Palace and the square is fenced off and under construction. There is nothing to see for now, but I’m sure it will...  more »
  • I have seen paintings of ancient Madrid and visiting in 2022, the features of the facades and streets running off in all directions are unmistakable. To me, if you haven't been to Sol, you haven't.....  more
    I have seen paintings of ancient Madrid and visiting in 2022, the features of the facades and streets running off in all directions are unmistakable. To me, if you haven't been to Sol, you haven't.....  more »
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  • Lovely views of the city, can get super crowded as the day goes by. Plenty of restaurants along the way and definitely a good positive energy around!
  • Grab a spanish beer and watch the street performers, it is a hive of activity especially at night. in the center of many attractions. there are some budget hostels around. you can stay at them, head to carrefours in the morning for a fresh baguette.

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