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Plaza de La Puerta del Sol s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

It's a cute bronze sculpture of a bear and a strawberry tree and the story of it is nice. You'll see this reference on. Floors and drains as you walk through the city. It's fairly small and the bears tail shows the tell tale signs...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

The symbol of this great city El Oso Y El Moandroso ( the bear and strawberry tree ) and depicted on the coat of arms of Madrid is the cutest monument you will find in Madrid and the most photographed monument on Puerta Del Sol...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

If you love history and art like I do, you will want to take a look at this symbol of the city of Madrid, located at the Puerta del Sol, in the heart of this capital. The statue depicts a bear standing on its two...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

Great little statue of a bear and a strawberry Bush. Very crowded but I thought it was good for a free attraction. The explanation of why it was made doesn't make much sense though

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 23 June 2019

The bear and the strawberry tree in Plaza de La Puerta del Sol is an iconic symbol of Madrid. It may not be the best artwork you have ever seen but it is a lovely sculpture nevertheless. It is a meeting point and a point...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

As others have noted, this is an important symbol in Madrid as it is on the cities coat of arms. Lots of people taking pictures. Best photographed in the evening as the setting sun shines on the front of the statue.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Worth a look if passing by, but otherwise nothing special. Lots of people trying to take pictures so be prepared to wait. Definitely not your typical Madrid monument.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 28 February 2019

You might recognise this bear & tree as it is depicted on the city’s coat of arms. It is located at the eastern end of Sol Plaza and makes for a good souvenir photo.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

If you are tired of the multitude of generals posing on top of horses then this statue of a bear and a tree will make a pleasant change.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

A typical must in Madrid in Puerta del Sol. In between Calle de Alcala and Carrera de San Jeronimo. This image appeared in XIII century in coats of arms of the ancient city of Madrid. Is a very traditional symbol of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
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