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Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol
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Puerta del Sol

National famous Puerta del Sol square is the neuralgic center of the city. Its main attraction is the clock that chimes to mark the beginning of the year. Here you can also find the statue of "The Bear and the Strawberry Tree" and Kilometer Zero.

Originally, the Puerta del Sol was one of the entrances to the wall that surrounded Madrid in the fifteenth century and the name comes from a sun in bas-relief that was carved on it. It was an outer point of the city, although due to its location and the growth of Madrid to the east, it gradually became a key place for the exit to the surroundings.

Address: numerous narrow downtown streets lead to Puerta del Sol. If you are travelling from further reach, travel to Sol Tube (Lines 1, 2, 3) and RENFE Station.