Plaza de San Ildefonso
Plaza de San Ildefonso
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Neighbourhood: Universidad
How to get there
  • Tribunal • 4 min walk
  • Chueca • 6 min walk
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY3,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The Plaza de San Ildefonso is great! It is right in the University district and has some restaurants. Overall, it is just a lovely square.
Written 28 June 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Plaza De San Ildefonso is a square I know I'm going to be visiting on any holiday I take to this most beautiful of city's, its a proper locals square with the vibrancy that Madrid is justifiably famous for.
The square itself is lovely, superb architecture forms the square, the most distinctive and important building on the square is Iglesia De San Ildefonso,a truly beautiful church ,my twin brother Stephen and I got here late at night ,square was busy, a great atmosphere, we enjoyed beers sat out soaking up the great vibe in this busy and bustling square and district of Madrid ,loved it here ,had a great time before we moved on, all in all its a great square to check out if you're planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written 23 September 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I always make a point of visiting Plaza De San Ildefonso,its one of the most vibrant squares in Madrid, its only small but cute ,theres some great pubs,bars and restaurants in the square, theres the evocative looking Iglesia De La Ildefonsa which dominates the square it's just a cool place to unwind in.
We were here on a roasting hot Wednesday afternoon, we got a table outside Miss Chez Restaurant, ordered vermuts and chilled out, there was a street singer here who played the guitar really well,square was packed, atmosphere so good,you feel your getting the true Madrid experience, it's such a locals hangout, architecture here is also first rate and it's in an area teeming with pubs,bars and restaurants .
Well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written 2 September 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,839 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Plaza de San Ildefonso is quite a lovely square with several cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy some relaxing time at outdoor seating areas and watch the world go by. There is a church there as well, although not the most beautiful we have seen.
Written 7 July 2019
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zestinpeace
Florence, Italy130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Lots of outdoor tables for food and drinks.
Great fun to enjoy the sun, people watching and relaxing...
My favourite eatery Miss CHIEN. Good prices too!
Written 15 April 2019
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sheepygold
london5,376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is an interesting square in the centre of Malasana with some nice bars and high end design shopping nearby.
Written 14 July 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
On a roasting hot afternoon we were exploring the neighbourhood around Malasana when we chanced on this great plaza and what a find.
A pretty little square with some amazing cafes and bars in including Bar Sidi,La Bicicleta Cafe,Creperie La Rue and many more,there's some great shopping outlets here also including Mercado De San Ildefonso and a great looking church called Iglesia De San Ildefonso which easily dominates the plaza.
We visited a couple of cafes out here ,the whole plaza was bouncing and we had a great time.
Very easy to locate in the Malasana neighbourhood and well worth checking out.
Written 17 May 2018
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Senior globetrotter
Rome, Italy2,683 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
A short walk from the central and live part of Madrid, where the old fascinating building of the last century are, this small square is a peaceful place where the the ordinary life deploys. Nothing special to see, I was there in the morning, next time I will try a restaurant here, far from the more touristic and crowded places
Written 4 June 2017
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Dave1408
Glasgow, UK422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
Lovely little square. Busy and a good vibe. Outdoor seating and lots of restaurants and quirky shops. Beyong plaza dos mayo this is the centre of malasana and well worth the experience. Naif has cool burgers, great beer bar just off the square and lots of cool shops and food. Also great coffee shop down one of the streets leading off it cant remember the name. I would go down all the streets leading off her and discover interesting places.
Written 16 February 2016
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,077 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Plaza de San Ildefonso is a little and bohemian place located in the center of Madrid (near Chueca neighborhood), where there are a lot of restaurants with terrace and a little shops, where you can buy typical things for tourists.
Written 18 June 2015
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