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12 Jun 2018
“Where were the bells?”
13 May 2018
“Typical plaza”
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from Plaza des Cortes and had a drink opposite the clock. The figures went in and out doing their routine about 6 times in half an hour but no bells ringing. Was this a special performance just for us!

Thank Zebedee65
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

In a city with some awesome looking plaza's Plaza De Las Cortes is yet another fantastic square we visited in this vibrant and exciting city. The architecture is awesome ,you have the Parliament Buildings,the famous clock tower ,the beautiful statue of Cortes ,it really is...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

People watching and food galore. A few statues but nothing fantastic. Located centrally and easy to get to.

Thank TravelBrianCO
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This small green space with statue is OK, nothing particularly outstanding. It is near the Paseo del Prado (just up the hill a little). It is adjacent to the Westin Palace Madrid

Thank Don P
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The plaza itself is not the biggest or the most famous in Madrid. However, while there, you can see the parliament building and the clock tower where every hour, there is a musical figurine display. It is close by to so many other attractions (Puerto...More

Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This plaza is not the best in Madrid, but the clock display is fascinating to watch - like a puppet show every hour. So it is worth adding this to your busy itinerary in Madrid.

Thank Stella-Dot
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

You would not come to Madrid just to see this square but in the context of its location (beautiful area of Madrid) and the historical context (the Spanish Parlament) it is absolutely worth the visit and have a few beers and tapas in one of...More

Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Nothing really worthwhile here, except for the hourly clock tower carillon exhibition. Animated figurines on display, on the hour.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

While the plaza itself is nothing great, the clock display is fabulous. Our children loved it and said it was like a mini puppet show! We were there at 6 pm and the 5 mannequins appeared through a window as the bells chimed. The clock...More

Thank Mobile639727
Reviewed 31 July 2017

On the eastern edge of the historic downtown area, Plaza de las Cortes is a triangular park with a statue of the conquistador Cortes. It was located between our hotel and the Congress of Spain.

Thank Grover R
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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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