Plaza de Colón, or Columbus Square in English, is often used as a venue for multiple world-famous events. As well as being one of the most important open spaces in the community of Madrid, it holds monuments that are worthy of everyone's admiration. Among them, the Monument to Christopher Columbus which gives its name to the square and the Cultural Centre where exhibitions and events of all kinds are held (concerts, theatre, etc). There is also the Monument to Jorge Juan dedicated to the Spanish cartographer and naval engineer Jorge Juan y Santacilia and the statue of Blas de Lezo, which pays homage to the lieutenant Blas of Lezo y Olavarrieta, represented with the damages he suffered during the battles of the first half of the eighteenth century. Also in Plaza de Colón are the Discovery Gardens and very close to the square, the Santa Barbara Church, considered by many as the prettiest in the city of Madrid. On the other hand, in the vicinity are some of the most exclusive shopping streets in the city of Madrid such as Serrano, Goya and Velázquez.
Arriving in the car and parking in the most central areas of the community of Madrid is an increasingly more difficult task. Giving priority to pedestrians, cyclists or non-polluting vehicles to reduce the amount of cars as well as being more environmentally friendly is playing an increasingly more important role in the major cities in Spain. To enjoy all the leisure options of Plaza de Colón, the best option is one of the public car parks surrounding the main points of interest. Reserve your parking space online in advance on ElParking and avoid any difficulties when you need to park at Plaza de Colón.