Plaza de Oriente
|Plaza de Oriente|
View of the park facing the Royal Palace
Plaza de Oriente is a square in the historic centre of Madrid, Spain. It is rectangular in shape and monumental in character and was designed in 1844 by Narciso Pascual y Colomer. The square was propagated by King Joseph I, who ordered the demolition of the medieval houses on the site.
It is located between some important landmarks in Madrid: To the west is the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre to the east, and to the north is the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation.
Buildings around the square
Monument to Philip IV
Monument to Philip IV is a memorial to Philip IV of Spain in the centre of Plaza de Oriente.
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