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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Plaza de Isabel II is a small, quiet square in front of the Teatro Real opera house. There really isn’t much going on in this square, at least not during the day when we walked through it. There is a statue of Isabel II in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

So disappointed with how this square has changed. It was full of American chain restaurants or overpriced tourist shops, the nearby plaza oriente is worth a stroll around if you are in this area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank weekendescapes906
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Just at the other end of Calle del Arenal from Puerta del Sol is Plaza de Isabel II. It is bordered by a number of restaurants, and its main focal point is the Teatro Real. This is a more relaxed atmosphere than Puerta del Sol...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank M1356QBdavidh
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Located at the exit of metro Opera station, it is a small and happening square. Most notable landmark here is the opera house. There is also a cinema and a statue of Isabella II. Surrounding the square are ancient buildings as well as cafes and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Plaza de Isabel II is right outside the Opera station and it's the nearest metro station for the Royal Palace (Real Palacio), Mercado San Miguel and Plaza Mayor. The plaza itself is not really beautiful and it's very small. All it has is just a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Snowball23514
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This plaza is not as large in area as many of the other important plazas in the City but is a popular for locals and tourists, also It is special mainly because it’s dedicated to one of the historic queens Spain– Reina Isabel, The statue...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Plaza De Isabel II is yet another amazing plaza in this most beautiful of cities. This is a lovely Plaza with some amazing architecture all around it and in particular the beautiful Teatro Real which is Madrid's premier Opera house and is simply known as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We passed through here on a self guided walking tour and took a couple of photos of the statue of Queen Isabella II alongside the rear facade of the opera house where performances began during her reign (1830-1904).

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Really picturesque plaza by the Opera House with lots of charming eateries to step in to. It has a very upmarket feel and it's elegant, well kept and has a lovely atmosphere. It's a beautiful area actually being very close to Plaza del Oriente and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This plaza has the backdrop of the Opera house which is impressive. However apart from that it was not as busy or I felt good as other squares in Madrid. There is also a statue of Isabella II who this plaza is named after. Apparently...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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