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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank Neil K
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).

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

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

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little plaza, the opera house dominates one side and the metro station in the opposite side You can walk past the opera house through the Plaza de Oriente to the royal palace

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Other than the Teatro Real (Madrid's impressive opera house) the square is not special in any way. Restaurants, cafes, fast-food chains and a statue of Isabel II in the middle.

Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Busy square and neighborhood with lots of restaurants, cafes and shopping nearby. Transit hub for the Metro. The Opera House and various entertainment venues, some seedy. Lively.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Plaza de Isabel II is dominated by the Teatro Real and apart from that there's not much to attract any interest. Unattractive buildings but good statue of Isabel II in the middle.

Thank Nomadman411978
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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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