Plaza De Espana
Madrid • Spain

From: Madrid Travel Guide

See also: Royal PalaceAlmudena CathedralPlaza MayorPuerta del Sol

Plaza de Espana
This large square features the impressive monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra who was a well known and popular Spanish playwright, poet and novelist, who is most well known for his novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha also called Don Quixote.

Surrounding the square are the Torre de Madrid and the Edificio Espana buildings which dominate the skyline of the square and tower above the central monument, which contains a fountain and a sculpture of Cervantes in the centre as well as other statues on either side. In front of the monument stand the bronze equestrian statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza who were the well known main characters from his famous novel.

The park is a great place to have a walk around and admire the monument as well as a chance to enjoy the well laid out flower beds, fountain and trees that make up the unique setting of this square.

The square is located to the northwestern part of the city centre, around 600 meters north of the Royal Palace.

Travel Guide
The plaza can be reached by taxis and bus and there is also the Plaza de Espana Subway Station located at the edge of the square.