Plaza de Oriente

opposite Palacio Real, Madrid

Plaza de Oriente is a square in the historic centre of Madrid, Spain. It is rectangular in shape and monumental in character and was designed in 1844 by Narciso Pascual y Colomer. The square was propagated by King Joseph I, who ordered the demolition of the medieval houses on the site. It is located between some important landmarks in Madrid: To the west is the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre to the east, and to the north is the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation.
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:30 - 21:30

  • Mon

    09:30 - 21:30

  • Tue

    09:30 - 21:30

  • Wed

    09:30 - 21:30

  • Thu

    09:30 - 21:30

  • Fri

    09:30 - 21:30

  • Sat

    09:30 - 21:30

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  • Peter Caine

    - 23 August 2018 -

    It is the perfect easy parking spot for any dating. Excellent restaurants and a few tapa bars. The Opera is in front of the Royal Palace with a pleasant garden where to relax .

  • Cesar Aaron Cruz

    - 20 August 2018 -

    Sol was my tour guide. She was very knowledgable and showed it. Was able to answer all questions from the tourist. You could tell history is one of her passions. Also, very professional and kind.

  • Dima Harba

    - 19 August 2018 -

    A place worth a visit. It is gorgeous, beautiful and amazing. The sceneries are just out of a fairy tale. There are fountains and statues everywhere and to my luck there was a carousel . It is also located near the palace and a just a couple of minutes away from Plaza de España so you just sort of find yourself in it. Definitely a picturesque place.

  • Angie Perez B

    - 12 August 2018 -

    This is a must-visit spot if you are in Madrid. You can take lots of photos that look amazing on camera. Don't forget to look at the views of the garden below and walk along the facade to see all around.

  • Edilia Loya

    - 30 July 2018 -

    Easy access by metro, nice place to seat while you eat an ice cream and admire the great things the Plaza has.

  • Gabriel gómez

    - 23 July 2018 -

    Gorgeous place to take pictures or have a bite. There are many beautiful statues and it is right next to the palace and the opera. You can walk to many other interesting places from there.

  • James Brody

    - 21 June 2018 -

    this plaza is very cool!! nice central fountain and surrounded by some sidewalk cafes/restaurants. it is basically across the street from the Royal Palace and a good stopping spot between the palace and Sabatini Gardens or on the way to the Palace from plaza del sol or mercado de san miguel

  • b zv

    - 12 June 2018 -

    A palace with views that you can visit paying not FREE! Pretty interesting and with a lot of history. This palace's visit is unforgettable

  • Dave S

    - 29 May 2018 -

    Nice & relax place to chill out. Interesting to see some ladies in bikinis sunbathing in the park near temple of debod

  • Rani Krisnamurthi

    - 10 May 2018 -

    Nice place to stay outside in the sun. As well as going to see all the nice heritage buildings in the vicinity

Plaza de Oriente tours

Madrid Segway City Tour

This 3-hour Segway Tour will take you to Madrid’s central district, which is the capital’s historical and cultural hotspot (see two-hour tour). Visit the Paseo de Prado with its world-famous museums and the city’s vast urban park El Retiro. In addition to learning about the capital’s major...

Madrid 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover Madrid on a 2 hour walking tour escorted by a local guide. Walk through Madrid and visit the most important places of the Old Quarters.

Old Town Madrid Self Balancing Transporter Guided Tour

For those who are not familiar with the sef-balancing transporter, be assured you will be part of a memorable experience you will want to repeat. Not only is it incredibly easy to ride, taking just a few minutes to master, but also lots of fun and the best way to discover all the wonders of a city as...

Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Madrid Tour

Immerse yourself in Madrid’s story and discover Spain’s capital with a local. Get to know the history, admire the must-see highlights and uncover its amazing hidden gems. Highlights: Admire Madrid’s famous highlights Learn about Spanish culture & history Be amazed by the diverse...

Madrid 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

Once you meet at a designated meeting point, you can get ready for your e-bike adventure. Among other you will see The Cathedral, Plaza de Oriente, Palacio Real, Templo de Debod, Plaza de España, Paseo del Prado and the three major museums: Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía, as well as the El Retiro...

Madrid River Park Private Segway Tour

The river side is one of the best areas to ride a Segway. There aren't a lot of people and in the big avenues you can enjoy more the Segway experience. One of the newest places in the city on Segway is waiting you. Great area, birds, natural fonts, bridges and much more. Perfect to combine segway...

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