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Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • A cool city square that is lively day and night. Around the shops, restaurants. It is a favorite meeting place for the locals. You must take a photo with the statue of a bear eating strawberries...  more »
  • The exchange office in this part of Madrid SHOULD be avoided! Not only is the rate a rip off, but also if you want the transaction to be voided you are threatened the police would be call. Use your...  more »
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