Top 5 Public Monuments in Madrid

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Monumento a Alfonso XII

Located right next to the artificial lake in the Retiro park, stands this majestic 20-metre-high symbol of the city. Visitors can enroll in free guided visits via registration on

Monumento Cervantes

Yes, here is the place to take a selfie with Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza, along with their creator - Miguel de Cervantes. The monument was built in 1915 and was dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Don Quixote publication.

Saint Vincent's Gate

Built in 1775, then destroyed and reconstructed again, this monument consists of an enormous arch and two additional gates. It stands in proximity to the Principe Pio station and usually attracts quite a lot of visitors.

Statue of Columbus

This is a beautiful 17-metre-tall monument, dedicated to the explorer who discovered America. It stands in a street island close to Plaza de Colón and is also a famous city landmark.

The Fallen Angel

Have you heard that Madrid is the only city in the world which has a monument of the Devil? Well, here it is. This is a statue representing the fall of Lucifer and the beginning of his exile from Paradise.


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