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, 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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15.64% 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
There’s not much to see or do here as it’s a giant plaza with a giant flag and that’s about it. During the 3 King’s parade it’s a good vantage point to look down at the parade. Right now till next early December there is a sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.
Beautiful square in every season of the year especially when sunny.
Beautiful square. With an underground parking lot.
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.