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Plaza Mayor

Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friend and I ate at a cafe in Plaza Mayor and while the views are nice, I had my brand new iPhone 7 stolen right off my table by one of the beggars that populate the square and target people. Pan handlers and beggars...More

Thank LiLi201520152015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This plaza is near all main attractions in Madrid downtown. The buildings conserve the old and charming appearance of the past. The day we visited they had a concert. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops at a reasonable price. Careful with pickpockets since is...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is la Plaza where the most concerts are. Very nice classical and has a lot of restaurants surrounding areas. Has a statue of Felipe the king and in the lightlamps of the plaza people put padlock in rhe base.

Thank aicPuertoRico
Reviewed yesterday

This is the center of Madrid and it is considered the most important square in the city. With lots of history and a very nice architecture, the is the central nerve from this vibrant city. We had the luck to attend a free TEDx lecture...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun place to sit and have a drink and people watch. Not the best food we had but if you just need a little snack it would be fine. Definitely do not waste a huge meal there since there are so many better options outside...More

Thank Marissa K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst visiting Plaza mayor for dinner my friend and I were able to watch an incredible opera show. It was an amazing experience. This particular evening it was hard to find a seat at any of the restaurants as the square was full of both...More

Thank Rosie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice plaza, although does not have the characteristics of other European plazas (newer). Good place to sit and have a drink or dinner, although you can get both cheaper on side streets.

Thank DGoat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy full of tourists and locals shopping eating enjoying the day and evening atmosphere wonderful place

Thank 755Chris
Reviewed 2 days ago

it's pretty huge, well got I little bite lost in it or confused where entered but it was funny because I when to buy some Abanicos and the next day I came back but the store wasn't there any more they were chaging to sell...More

Thank Cesar V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great spot to experience a European Plaza! Reminded me a lot of Italy, great lunch views if you are willing to spend a little extra money!

Thank Madison B
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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Lois C
4 April 2016|
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Response from jamescu | Reviewed this property |
A lovely square, can't comment on the prices. Walking distance to most places. Food will not be a problem, the metro is cheap and easy to use. Be aware of pick pocks the locals where there rucksacks to the front. Madrid is... More