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Plaza mayor de Chinchon

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Address: 28370 Chinchon, Spain

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Really cool plaza

Chinchon is a very cool small town about 35 minutes from Madrid by bus an the plaza is their centerpiece. It was the place were the bullfight scene of Around the World in 80 Days... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kingston, NY
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Kingston, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinchon is a very cool small town about 35 minutes from Madrid by bus an the plaza is their centerpiece. It was the place were the bullfight scene of Around the World in 80 Days was filmed and nothing seems to have changed since. There are a bunch of restaurants that have tables outside in the plaza so you can... More 

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Plumpton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a magical Plaza. Rather a ramshackle assemblage of ancient buildings forming a rough ovoid around a circular area used for fairs, markets, festivals, executions, and the ritualistic torment and murder of young cattle. I will not tolerate the defense of this as being time - honoured and part of the town's patrimony. The auto de fe, witch hunting... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for an evening meal, and had the opportunity to walk around the town first. Very attractive back streets, small shops, and the Plaza Mayor set out for a bullfight which was to take place the next day. Useful tourist office. Old castle ruins not really accessible.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

a town square so full of character and colour. We spent a sunny day wandering around the small town...visiting various shops and cafe's. Grand for people watching from one of the many balconies. The square really comes into its own at night with delightful bars and restaurants to choose from. We will certainly return here another year. You must buy... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

When we visited it was converted to a bull ring (running of the bulls was planned for the next Sunday). Place felt as the time have stopped hundreds of years ago. Nice.

Thank PawelJK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Like stepping back in time 200 tears ago. Full of history and character. Definitely worth veering from the usual tourist route

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

You can have breakfast on the square and dinner upstairs on one of the many balconies. There are many different sights nearby such as churches, the castle and houses. I'd recommend staying one night in Chinchon enjoy the great atmosphere in the evening.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is the only Plaza Mayor I've found that also doubles up as a Bull Ring. It is circular with a dirt/sandy floor. The architecture of the buildings surrounding it is amazing. They are double galleried. Loads of bars and restaurants around the square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is one of the best small Plaza Mayors I've seen in Spain. Very picturesque. There are a couple of cafe/bars to get something to eat or drink. However, this is a very small town with not a lot else to do, so I'd not make a special journey to see this

Thank John B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Plaza full of car parked From Monday to Friday it is a parking car lot Awful Unable to Take good photo Restaurant at the Plaza overpriced not even worse for the view

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