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This historic plaza rocks as soon as the stars come out: literary great Ernest Hemingway favored many of the bars lining this scenic area.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The route we followed through quite narrow streets meant that the large open expanse of Plaza 2 de Mayo came as a surprise.Certainly a busy and quite impressive place on Saturday afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mabinho
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This plaza and so many of the streets surrounding it are just fantastic to party at night. After midnight the plaza and Malasaña are crazy busy. Especially on the weekend. Definately more geared to a younger crowd. If you want to get a taste of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dicod712
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a nice an historic square. It's quieter by day and livelier by night with lots of young people hanging around having drinks. Lots of restaurants around the square offering tapas and pizza. Recommended to pass by whilst strolling round the area of Malasana...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LondonLassE1
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Plaza Del Dos De Mayo is an absolutely amazing square in the heart of the Malasãna neighbourhood and is a square and an area that is a must go destination if you enjoy history,fine architecture and a great nightlife scene,this square and area certainly ticks...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 20 April 2018

The plaza is a fantastic focus of a lovely local neighbourhood. This is my favourite district in Madrid and it rocks all hours of the day and the night. There is a wonderful historical back story in the sense of the young girl, Malasana's, heroic...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Perry B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is an attractive square which really buzzes. When we were there there was a market and a real party atmosphere. This is a really local community venue, not a tourist place but very welcoming and friendly.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area then drop by. Do not make a special effort to go there especially during the day. Nothing there that is not just as nice or nicer elsewhere.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 870gerrym
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This plaza and the plethora of streets around it are absolutely inundated with bars and clubs where the party never stops. The amount of people on the streets till the early hours of the morning is absolutely amazing. This is where you will find the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank skankis
Reviewed 5 February 2018

In the Malasaña area, it is named after the uprisings of May 2 1808, when Madrid rebelled against Napoleon's invading army. There is a play area for little kids as well as bars and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Plaza del Dos de Mayo is popular local families with the kids playing on the facilities and people sitting on the many benches under trees. More intimate than many of the large stately squares in the city.

Date of experience: November 2017
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