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. Use our Madrid trip itinerary tool to arrange your visit to Puerta del Sol and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • Very chaotic square at any time of the day, which surely makes it the real center of Madrid's life. From Puerta del Sol you can get anywhere from the nearby Plaza Mayor to the busy Gran Via. In fact, this square is located on Km 0. It is also excellently served by a great transport service. Attraction of the square, as well as symbol of Madrid is the bear, depicted in a statue intent on two legs to the strawberry.
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  • From here you get anywhere. People fill it up at any time and it's already a ghost in itself. But to make no misses, musical events are often held here
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