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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Madrid
Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

The plaza is quite stunning, circled by many tapas restaurants. The side streets off the plaza are all very interesting in their own right. This is a great place to rendezvous with friends for a drink or evening of tapas.

Thank Weerobbie
Reviewed yesterday

This plaza is located in a very cool neighborhood, but it's full of tourist-centric restaurants and souvenir shops. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful plaza. But you'll find much better eating and shopping in the nearby areas.

Thank SLC-Sammy
Reviewed yesterday

A stunning square great architecture, great place for restaurants and bars and souvenirs. Also the odd entertainer comes round and the lucky lucky men. Great place for people watching

Thank Tracy V
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an impressive plaza and historcially significant in Madrids history. Sadly though, for me at least worth just one visit as this is a tourist trap. One of those places that where you trip over undesirables flogging fake handbags and sunglasses.

Thank Max_Zappa
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a business trip I came here to grab something to eat and drink. Lots of possibilities, nice christmas decoration. I liked it a lot! The Plaza is huge and offers a lot of place for different merchants.

Thank RAUMmitHund
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Plaza Mayor really comes alive at night with bustling bars and cafes. Surrounded by beautiful architecture which our guide told us used to house nobility you can clearly see why. Definitely worth a look

Thank PenelopePitstop64
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning square with shops and restaurants to enjoy, nice for a relax with a cold beer on a hot sunny day.

Thank linda t
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lively square with lots of activity. Some great restaurants but beware as some can be very expensive. Walk 5 mins from the square towards the Tapas Bar area which is much cheaper and more friendly. Would recommend

Thank GJH1063
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see, that gives a glimpse into its past and present. Its a good place to relax, watch people, and above all the architecture. The homes situated in this square give a glimpse of how people in Madrid live.

Thank Zulina L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very disappointing. Especially after seeing similar plazas in Spain. However, you can't really miss it while visiting the rest of central Madrid. The cafes are overpriced with mediocre food.

Thank OrdinaryBoy
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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
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Sandra W
12 August 2018|
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Response from fargofotos | Reviewed this property |
Looks like this one takes place in May, 6-15th. I’m sure there are many more throughout the year. Fiesta de San Isidro : May 6-15th.
Mary B
9 April 2018|
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Response from Oenedgar | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider the Hotel Claridge 4*. It is a bit closer to the Prado and St. Jeranimos. All said, there a lots of churches and taxis are clean, plentiful and in expensive so you might also consider Hotel... More