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A small paved park that has its roots in the 1500's with buildings alongside from the same era in a great state of preservation. We were told you could enter some of the buildings but maybe the entrances are hidden because we couldn't find them....More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the old squares in Europe and this one is nice. It’s not big but it feels like stepping back in time which is very cool. The buildings are quaint and well maintained.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite squares in Madrid. It is a time capsule of days gone by, with buildings on the square dating back to the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The buildings are very well preserved. In the center of the square is...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

it was so quaint and small you wouldn’t notice there’s a plaza along the road you’re traversing. it was quite empty when we got there because perhaps it was siesta time? we’re supposed to do a quick exploration but time constraints prevented us to devote...More

Thank Irene F
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A charming little plaza between plaza Major and the Almudena Cathedral. It is small, with interesting buildings (Gothic or Baroque) some of them from the 1,400s, travelling you back in time!!

Thank Savvas_Dr
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This square is less crowded compared to Plaza Mayor. Surrounding the square are old buildings. The garden in the centre is nice and well kept with a statue as its focal point.

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Just off Plaza major, so not far to walk. Fairly small square, nice to look at but hardly anything on. Flagged by 'tat shops' which ruins it a bit. Great view, but not worth hanging around for.

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Plaza de la Villa was the medieval heart of Madrid and beautiful historic buildings from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries still surround the compact square. There is also a statue to Admiral Don Álvaro de Bazán commemorating the 300th anniversary of his death which...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Plaza De La Villa is a beautiful little historically important square in old Madrid. Unlike the other more touristic squares this has no innumerable cafes and restaurants but what it does have is some exquisite architecture such as the old Town Hall and the beautiful...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Sandwiched between the palace and Plaza Mayor, this relatively unknown square offers a historic look into Madrid's past. It was the political centre of the Spanish capital, with many major events happening here. Another nice photo stop.

1  Thank Leon L
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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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