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Plaza Mayor

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Address: Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.

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Plaza Mayor

Everyone that have been in Madrid should visit this place , around is full of bars , tourists and its history

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Orkhan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plaza Mayor is just gorgeous, this enclosed little space surrounded by buildings full of artistic surprises. Case de Panaderia is my favourite facade in Madrid. There are also lots of restaurants (not cheap, mind!) and on Sunday there's a cool market until 2pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone that have been in Madrid should visit this place , around is full of bars , tourists and its history

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plaza Mayor is a very popular spot for tourists. There are four side of buildings with empty squares inside. Lots of people during the day and you may find restaurants there.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bustling square the largest in Madrid with 4 or 5 entrance arches. Lots of activity here with cafes & restaurants.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the must sees in Madrid. A total touristy spot with varied restos and coffee shops plus souvenir shops too. Even the walk towards this square was an experience better suited for walking than taking a train or bus to the venue. Lots to see and take pics of. Too many to describe so it's better you go there... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place for early churros and coffee. Buzzing atmosphere, sunny spot, friendly waitress. Highly recommended.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice large plaza with lots of restaurants and small shops ranging from restaurants to antique-style stores.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty of restaurants but the menu choices were a little repetitive and on the expensive side. Don't mind paying extra if the food is good but it was average. Very big square and s great place to watch the world go by with a beer. Very busy place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice square to walk around in - not alot of plaza to sit but very pretty and good place to take photos. Lots of options to pick up a snack or eat something. Felt safe here and no one bothered us. Area was clean.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice square, though many street artist trying to capture your attention. The central statue was unfortunately under repair

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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