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The “Plaza de Oriente” in Madrid

Delimited by the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and the Monastery of the Incarnation we find the “Plaza de Oriente” in Madrid, Spain. It is worth noting that the “Plaza de Oriente” is much more than merely a place to cross to visit some other nearby monument.

The “Plaza de Oriente” pays tribute to many important figures of Spain such as: King Felipe IV, Corporal Noval, Captain Melgar and several Spanish Goth kings  and Kings of the Re-conquest. The statues are framed among the beautiful gardens found there.

The idea of ​​creating a large square next to the Royal Palace in Madrid dates back to the 18th century, with the project of Juan Bautista Sachetti, one of the architects of the building, to place a landscaped area on its eastern part. However, it was during the brief reign in Spain of José Bonaparte (Napoleon’s brother), from 1808 to 1813, that the first demolitions of blocks around the palace were made, creating an wide opening on the side of the Royal Palace.

During our visit and heading to the “Sabatini” Gardens, we found a beautiful carousel for the entertainment of the young and the old.

Given all the elements that distinguish it, this square deserves to be visited and observed in detail. In addition to being a place where you can relax and breathe peace.

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