Puerta del Sol2017-09-19T14:06:42+00:00

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Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol is the life and soul of Madrid, bringing throngs of tourists and locals alike to sample its shopping, restaurants, monuments, and palaces.  Forming part of the original wall of the city in the 15th century, the “Gate of the Sun” with its eastern orientation because synonymous with the rising of the sun.  It serves as km marker zero for the six principal roads leading to all parts of Spain from Madrid.

Puerta del Sol is home to some of most famous shopping in Spain on its Calle Preciados and surrounding streets.  Close by are the Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, the Gran Via with its theater district and to the east the home of Parliament for the Kingdom of Spain.

Plaza del Sol

Recommended Restaurants in Sol

Recommended Bars

Instead of specific bars the Puerta del Sol offers great areas with clusters of bars. Specifically: Cerveceria Aleman, Cafe Central, Viva Madrid, Taberna Santa Ana, Cerveceria Santa Ana, Tapas de Santa Ana, Prada Atope.

Recommended Bookstores

Recommended Cinemas