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There are many monuments and statues in Plaza de Oriente. One of the more outstanding one is this... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
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Any way you look at it this huge monument is impressive. It's location makes it one of the most... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

After seeing the Royal Palace we took a walk towards downtown and passed the beautiful monument to Philip IV. This is a great monument and very beautiful and not to be missed.

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

There are many monuments and statues in Plaza de Oriente. One of the more outstanding one is this statue of Felipe IV, a centrepiece of the plaza. This equestrian statue is impressive, in the middle of a fountain. A good place to take a photo...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Any way you look at it this huge monument is impressive. It's location makes it one of the most visible in Madrid.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

When visiting the Royal Palace be sure to cross the street to Plaza de Oriente to see the beautifully sculpted gardens and the impressive statue of Filippo IV.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

With the stunning Royal Palace as a wonderful backdrop you have the monument to Philip IV . This is a splendid fountain and statue in the very popular Plaza De Oriente ,it's a well detailed equestrian statue, it makes for some great photographic opportunities and...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This monument to Philip IV (1605–1665) is on the Plaza de Oriente and was inaugurated in 1843. It shows Phillip mounted on a horse. The proposed monument was considered impossible by many at the time. The dimensions of the statue required a frame that weighed...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This bronze statue of Philip IV stands in the center of the Plaza de Oriente. The statue was based upon a painting by the Spanish royal court’s artist Diego Velazquez. Mathematical genius Galileo performed the calculations to ensure the stability of the statue. The statue...More

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Located in the Plaza de Oriente. This bronze statue of King Philip IV on a horse standing on its back legs is impressive and certainly cuts a dash. Italian sculptor Pietro Tacca created the work in the 17th century with drawings from Velazquez, scientific advice...More

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Monumento a Filippo IV benefits from being the centre piece in the outstanding Plaza de Oriente next to the Royal Palace. The figure itself seems nothing out of the ordinary bit the fountains are very pleasant.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Same old.. but the palace looks nice. Costs to look further in so didn’t bother with my limited budget. It’s worth a visit but is a pass at the same time. Don’t feel like you missed out if you don’t get to go.

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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