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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.