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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!
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
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
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
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
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
Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.