Plaza ColonCurrently Open
- Address: Plaza de Colón, s/n, 28004 Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +34-915881000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Memorial, Square, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Plaza Colon or Plaza de Colon is a memorial built in the honour of the great discoverer Christopher Columbus. It is a highly visited venue in Madrid and the building and the fountain it bears together are an international signature landmark for Madrid. The Plaza is square in its distributional shape. The enclosure is bounded on one side by the Mall named Paseo de la Castellana.
This zone of the Plaza de Colon bears the statue of Christopher Columbus standing upon a pinnacle, and pointing to the west. The Plaza de Colon is bound by the Serrano Street on the other side. The monument erected upon the Serrano side consists of large engravings and sculptures created by the artist Joaquin Vaquero Turcios. The monument also exhibits the usage of concrete blocks adorned with heritage engravings.
- The enclosure of the Plaza de Colon also includes numerous gardens named as the Jardines del Descubrimiento. The base of the statue of Columbus is adorned with a luxurious fountain.
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15.77% of people who visit Madrid include Plaza Colon in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
37.5% of people start their Plaza Colon visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Plaza Colon
53.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach Plaza Colon
One of the most iconic place in Madrid. Nice atmosphere, lots of great stores, restaurants and bars nearby. Also history museum is on a walking distance. You can just sit and enjoy the lovely sunny weather while having a coffee and listen passionate Spanish music.
Nice park in modern city, a different in style from Retiro. It's very beautify appointed.
Amazing!! You can see a Spain flag really tall and big.
Great little plaza, loved the 3 symbolic stone structures in memory of the 3 original ships that sailed to American continent. Columbus column a fitting statue, finally the biggest flag I've seen for a long time, wonderful and tied in with the feel of the plaza.
Beautiful area, but be careful with thieves and pickpocket. When it gets dark, be extra extra careful, since as in all parks in the world, drug addicts go there and might attack you if they need money. As a women, never leave the busy areas and pay attention to your surroundings. Lovely during the day though and a must see in Madrid.