"The door to the sun!" Puerta del Sol Tip by Zlur

Puerta del Sol, Madrid: 92 reviews and 152 photos

  Puerta del Sol
by Zlur

The semi circular junction of Plaza del Sol comprises of shops, bars and restaurants and serves as a great meeting point. This is where the statue of the bear can be found which is the symbol of Madrid, and just south of the bear you will find the statue of King Carlos III.
The Puerta Del Sol is also known for being the point from where all distances are measured in Spain - you can always find out how far you are from Puerta del Sol!
What I liked best about Puerta del Sol is that it has lots of side-streets all spread out around the square, some filled with busy cafes, some with shops, some with a never-ending choice of hostels, some with clubs....It's super, makes the centre very compact and easy to explore! =)

Plaza Mayor is just a 5-minute walk away!

Address: The "center" of Madrid
Directions: Center

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2004
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