Plaza de Oriente

The Plaza de Oriente is a square in the historic center of Madrid, Spain. Rectangular in shape and monumental in character, it 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.

Plaza de Oriente
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View of the park facing the Royal Palace
LocationMadrid, Spain

It is located between some important landmarks in Madrid: To the west is the Royal Palace, the Teatro Real ("Royal Theater") to the east, and the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation to the north.

Buildings around the squareEdit

Monument to Philip IVEdit

 
Monument to Philip IV by Pietro Tacca

At the heart of the Plaza de Oriente lies a monument dedicated to Philip IV of Spain.

Coordinates: 40°25′6.02″N 3°42′45.31″W / 40.4183389°N 3.7125861°W / 40.4183389; -3.7125861