Free Friday: Plaza de España, Madrid

When the family spent a few hours in Madrid, we only went to no fee places that gave us a glimpse of what Madrid is like. They were mostly popular spots that offered a bit of Madrid’s history and culture like Plaza de España or Square of Spain.

Plaza de España is a large square in central Madrid frequented by tourists. It features a monument of Spanish novelist Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra whose most popular work is Don Quixote of La Mancha. 

From the square one could also see two of Madrid’s prominent skyscrapers. One of which is the Edificio de España (Spain Building) built in 1953.

At the corner of the plaza is a Metro station which makes going to and from it very convenient. The square is located at the western end of the Gran Via, Madrid’s  liveliest street which is home to the city’s most important shopping area.

Plaza de España is one of the many free spots visitors may wish to stop by in Madrid.


One can see the Royal Palace from Plaza de España.


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