Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor, Madrid: Address, Plaza Mayor Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
About
Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
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1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Sol
How to get there
  • Ópera • 5 min walk
  • Vodafone Sol • 5 min walk
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Peterherbert69
Mansfield Woodhouse, UK118 contributions
Enchanting
Sep 2021
Comes alive at night with musicians young and old enjoying meal or a drink Recommended Plenty of restaurants to choose from although you may find some of the guys trying to lure you in a little difficult to shake off but this is a minority Just be firm with your NO if it is not for you !!!!
Written 22 September 2021
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Graham B
14 contributions
Worth a walk through
Aug 2021 • Solo
Plaza Mayor has several restaurants serving a good variety of food. Architecture is worth a picture or two. The restaurants do get rather crowded particularly on weekends.
Written 19 September 2021
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,421 contributions
Traditional bull fighting plaza
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very enjoyable and historic square. Worth seeing the architecture and the one painted building. Interesting shops and the bar with all the bull fighting paraphernalia.
Written 13 September 2021
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Relax19197999306
Warsaw, Poland15 contributions
Plaza Mayor
Aug 2021
Pretty cool but not much to do there, nothing special. Perhaps would be better with a guide to hear its history. A lot of souvenir shops around
Written 2 September 2021
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Chris Gil Goodtimes
San Bernardino, United States17 contributions
It's cool to see, take some pics, and move on
Aug 2021
It's a big part of Madrid history. You gotta see it, but not much to see there... take your pictures and move on to other sites and other places to eat.
Written 29 August 2021
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JasonP
Steady Brook, Canada189 contributions
A nice square
Aug 2021 • Friends
This is one of the main squares in madrid. It’s nice to see for sure and if you can see it with a tour they will give you some great history about it . Visually it’s not mind blowing because it has burned 3 times and been rebuilt except for one section. Something to see in madrid for sure though. Lots of places to eat in this area too.
Written 24 August 2021
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Jenny L
San Jose, CA10 contributions
It is amazing at night
Jul 2021
Yet another mansion in Spain, but a night when it was light up in blue light, it is amazing.
Very lively with many people, enjoyable!
Written 6 August 2021
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Bogdan R
Ostend, Belgium48 contributions
Experience the true spanish style plaza.
Jul 2021
Very nice place which shows full design of the spanish style. There are a lot of caffes around the plaza with a lot of welcoming staff around them. Place was very clean.
There are sometimes some people trying to approach you to scam you with fake and cheap stuff. Friendly refuse them.
Written 28 July 2021
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Emily A
Madrid, Spain268 contributions
It is a must
Jun 2021
Plaza Mayor might seem like a regular central plaza when you are standing in it, but I suggest walking around it on all sides and going to the information center in the north inside. Context of history will add extra sparkle to a place where everything from public hangings to military exhibitions to concerts occured over the ages. It is therefore rich in history and still intriguing. At Christmas the market is one of the best in Madrid, not to mention the lights! (Do be aware or wary of scams at peak tourist hours and season.) Best food can be found on the north, south, and east ends of the square.
Written 14 July 2021
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Barney70
London102 contributions
Great place for breakfast or brunch
Jun 2021
Beautiful place to sit and watch the world go by. lots of great places to sit and enjoy a breakfast or brunch whilst people watching and enjoying the setting. came here every morning on my recent three day trip to Madrid. Beautiful!
Written 1 July 2021
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