Plaza de Oriente, Madrid

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#23 of 1,602 in Things to do in Madrid
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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  • It lies on the east side of the Palacio Real, hence its name. Planned by Juan Bautista Sachetti, designer of Palacio Real, the Plaza was built under King Joseph I, Napoleon Bonaparte's brother...  more »
  • Lovely little garden that leads from the palace to the town, so really going to be a place you tend to pass trhough a lot. Stately place with a fountain, and now a couch for people to sit on to pose.....  more »

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