Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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#13 of 1,602 in Things to do in Madrid
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. Use our Madrid trip itinerary tool to arrange your visit to Puerta del Sol and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • Both great and awful, but I averaged it to a Very Good. This area reminds me of Piccadilly Circus or Times Square. Active, exciting, lots going on, just without all the lights. Maybe more like...  more »
  • This area is full of shops,bars,restaurants. You have to be careful with your handbag but it is worth going to. The bear of Madrid is in the plaza and it is a meeting point for people in the city.  more »

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