Plaza Espana

Plaza Espana is one of the most charming and popular squares in Madrid.

Plaza Espana

Plaza Espana is reputed for being close to main touristic attractions. One of the corner is the direction of Gran Via Avenue, another takes to the Royal palace, a third is the start of the west park where you visitors explore the Debod temple and the last one takes to Princesa avenue.

Plaza Espana is famous for housing Spain first skyscrapers. Two magnificent buildings flank the square. The first and most prestigious is Edificio de España built between 1947 and 1953. It features a central 25 story tower surrounded by two wings. The other building is The Torre de Madrid built in 1957 and known as la “Giraffe”. It was the world’s tallest concrete building with of height of 142 metre until the torre Picasso took the name in 1989.

In the heart of the square, stands a popular statue for souvenirs. It shows the world famous personnage Don Quixote de la Mancha on a horse accompanied by his squire Sancho Panza. Behind them stands the author of the celebre story Cervantes looking to his  masterpiece. Plaza Espana holds also gardens and two stunning fountains.