Things to see in Puerta del Sol Madrid

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Puerta del Sol means Gate of the Sun in Spanish.

Puerta del Sol means Gate of the Sun in Spanish.

Puerta del Sol is one of the most popular places to go in Madrid.  This area holds lots of shops, iconic statues, and under lies the Madrid metro station. So, what are the things to see in Puerta del Sol?

1.  Bear and the Madrono Tree – this is the most famous heraldic symbol of Madrid.  This symbol is found every where from stickers, souvenirs, etc.  The metaphor for this symbol is showing how the city of Madrid has grown.

2.  King Charles III Monument – In this bronze monument, you can see King Charles III riding his horse.  They call this statue, ‘El rey alcalde’ meaning ‘the mayor king’.  He was the king of spain from 1759 – 1788.

3.  Kilometro Cero plaque – this plaque is found on the ground near the Post Office, it depicts the location of the Center of Spain.

When I visited here, a friend of mine told me to wear very comfortable clothes since we were going to be doing a lot of walking.  So, I wore my favorite Hello Kitty Vans sneakers during that time.  I had a fun time going around the area checking out their different shops, and taking photos of the surroundings.

 

Published 4 April, 2013

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