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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

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. The picture attached is from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank raybyerley
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank inFlightFun
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carol F
Reviewed yesterday

A great open space with lots of food options and shopping as well! A nice place to just sit and listen to music and grab some ice cream on a warm summer day.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rukshana A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful. Plenty of cafes to sit and chill. Can’t rate the churros enough. Light crispy and very moreish. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chardav292
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wiljor
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful square full of delicious eateries . Shops and coffee shops. Totally amazing at night with a brilliant atmosphere .

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HelenH1775
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must do just to take in the ambiance. Would strongly recommend to visit before noon or later in the afternoon. Can get very warm in the middle of the day, still very Beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 44MomGtravel15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Impressive spacious square with the monument to the King Philip on horseback and big palace with painted walls

Date of experience: October 2019
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317elwynm
25 September 2018|
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Response from aadevices | Reviewed this property |
Hope you enjoy it They are very close any way Plaza Mayor is the square one with no transit Sol is the center of Madrid and subway station is Sol
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Sandra W
12 August 2018|
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Response from fargofotos | Reviewed this property |
Looks like this one takes place in May, 6-15th. I’m sure there are many more throughout the year. Fiesta de San Isidro : May 6-15th.
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Mary B
9 April 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
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
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