A Nod To Spanish Literature
Located at the intersection between Gran Via and Princesa street, Plaza de España is one of Madrid’s famous squares. It has a lovely monument of Cervantes next to his heroes Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, some of the most iconic figures in Spanish literature.
Although it isn’t as large as some of Madrid’s other main squares, Plaza de España has its own charm, and offers a green space amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Madrid’s very own Egyptian temple is just around the corner, and it is only a 10 minute walk from the Royal Palace.
The square is a popular destination for tourists, and it is surrounded by two impressive skyscrapers; Madrid Tower, which is one of the tallest buildings in Madrid, and Edificio España. You also get a good view of Gran Via lit up at night.