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Plaza de Colón

Plaza de Colón
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Route 2: Modern Madrid

The statue in honour of Cristopher Columbus was built between 1881 and 1885, to celebrate the marriage between Alfonso XII and María de las Mercedes from Orleáns. This monument is outstanding due to its perfect incorporation into the square in which is it situated, with a beautiful grassy area, ponds and a large waterfall. Alongside Plaza de Colón you will find the majestic Biblioteca Nacional building. Special mention should be made of its broad exterior staircase and its main façade with a Corinthian style.

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