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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“christmas market” (127 reviews)
“beautiful square” (174 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Centro
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"christmas market"
in 127 reviews
"street performers"
in 300 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 174 reviews
"people watching"
in 339 reviews
"big square"
in 77 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 78 reviews
"watch the world"
in 149 reviews
"tapas"
in 364 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 172 reviews
"glass of wine"
in 61 reviews
"puerta del sol"
in 87 reviews
"paella"
in 61 reviews
"spiderman"
in 76 reviews
"tourists"
in 435 reviews
"architecture"
in 371 reviews
"perimeter"
in 68 reviews
"coins"
in 79 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Was in Plaza Mayor on a cold April afternoon. Not the best time to take in the place but the outdoor seating areas had plenty of blankets for cold legs. The beer and tapas was as you would expect...nice but pricey because of location. Summer...More

Thank Scottymac74
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Reviewed today

This is a very busy, lively Plaza with lots of restaurants and bars to chose from. It's a nice place to admire the beautiful architecture in Madrid. There are street performers and people meeting up and is a vibrant area to spend some time.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With the help of a " walking tour " guide a lot of the history of the Plaza was explained, and withou that information it is just a large square surrounded by impressive buildings. A must visit venue because of its history and importance to...More

Thank peterwV975TL
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cool place to visit, has a lot of nice restaurants to choose from and all different types. Italian, Traditional, sandwiches and wine places. There are also a ton of souvenir shops to choose from. I would be very careful of pick pockets and keep phone,...More

Thank Deannzal
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great place to visit as it was so lively and busy, people thronging in any and every direction. It's a vast open area in parts, full of statuary and surrounding restaurants, bars and shops. A must see!

Thank Perry B
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely square well worth walking round. apart from the numerous bars and restaurants there is a lot of street entertainment going on in the square which is worth watching. It has small shops on either side and magnificent architecture of the buildings...More

Thank Babsstockport
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plaza Mayor is interesting to walk through. It gets very busy during the day and at night and has lots of restaurants around the outside. It also has processions and buskers on occasion.

1  Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It appears to have been built between 1617 and 1619 on the site of Plaza del Arrabal. Contributed Philip III's (whose equestrian statue we can see in the center of the market) and is close to another known market: the Puerta del Sol. It has...More

Thank puiu2013
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A any traditional spanish city in Spain and around the world, first Madrid has the ”Mayor” square. is the tipical, wide, simmetric military square (in some spanish / colony is named Plaza de Armas). really beautiful the architecture and the feeling of open space. is...More

Thank antonio-dimeo
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This square is pretty beautiful, full of good energy and many angles to take photos. That was the first place that I had visited in Spain.

Thank Paula L
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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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Mary B
9 April 2018|
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Response from Tina3 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mary Getting around Madrid is so simple if you buy a hop on hop off bus ticket. If I went back I would stay somewhere close to the Palace as you can walk easily to the bars, restaurants etc which are close to the... More
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M_Yvette9
27 October 2017|
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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
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alulrichs
5 September 2017|
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Response from Liz D | Reviewed this property |
Plaza Major is a square where you can eat/drink at various different bars/restaurants right in the middle of Madrid. There's so much to do near here I would definitely include it on any Madrid list
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