Framed by the streets Serrano, Goya, Jorge Juan, Paseo de la Castellana and Paseo de Recoletos, Plaza de Colón is one of the most important points in Madrid - especially during public celebrations such as Christmas or Gay pride, when it becomes one of the main places for events.
Throughout history, the square has also been a place for demonstrations to congregate.
Points of Interest
- Columbus Towers: In the square can be found the unusual Colón Towers: two great twin buildings built between 1967 and 1976 which strangely enough were constructed from the top down. The towers are currently being renovated.
- Columbus Monument: Built between 1881 and 1885, the monument to Columbus is 3 metres tall and made of white marble, standing on a pedestal itself 17 metres high.
- The gardens of discovery: Inaugurated in 1970, the gardens of discovery are composed of various grassy and wooded sections, between which can be found the Monument to the Discovery of America - a series of concrete structures made of concrete and covered in reliefs and inscriptions
- The Spanish Flag: Plaza de Colón has an impressive Spanish flag, 12 metres wide and 14 high, with flies from a flagpole 50 metres in height.
- Archaeological Museum: To one of the sides of the square, you can find the National Archaeological Museum - unmissable for lovers of ancient art, and with jewels such as the Dama de Elche.