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We passed through this plaza on our way from Parque del Campo del Moro toward Gran Via on a Saturday afternoon and it was busy with people engaged in all sorts of social activites, and it wasn't even evening yet.
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This is a VERY Touristy place. Several places to eat and annoying peddlers selling their junk. That being said walk through get your pictures and then look for your dining just outside the Plaza and down the Arch steps. It will be MUCH quieter outside...More
Those crazy partying Spaniards! How do they party so late at night? From Porta del Sol to Plaza Mayor was packed with people enjoying life. Ample restaurants all along the way. Watch out for pick pockets.
I first saw this because our Art Dept. trip was staying nearby and so I crossed it nearly every day going somewhere - & because it was beautiful . Late one night there was a folklórico group onstage . They played a tune I remembered...More
The Plaza Mayor is a special place in Madrids history and is a must to go and see. Its easy to grab a seat at one of the restaurants that surround the plaza and just sit back and watch the people as you enjoy a...More
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Where to stay is a tough question. There's such a variety of accommodation in all the European cities. Your best bet is to use one of the sites that shows prices and locations on a map, put in your criteria, and see what... More
Where to stay is a tough question. There's such a variety of accommodation in all the European cities. Your best bet is to use one of the sites that shows prices and locations on a map, put in your criteria, and see what comes up. We stayed at a chain hotel a bit of a distance from Plaza Mayor, but, really, Madrid is so easy with great public transit and so walkable, you may want to change your plans to stay close to any specific attraction.