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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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.