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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“christmas market” (123 reviews)
“people watching” (326 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

When we visited in November there were a lot of book seller stalls everywhere and they were open late into the evening. It was almost a festival atmosphere. The next day the stalls were taken down and a new event being set up. Plaza Mayor...More

1  Thank STNTX
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A geometrical square flocked with tourists and lousy street artists. Bit boring. There are better ways to spend 20 minutes in Madrid.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cool architecture, but was not ready for the hoards of tourists. Beautiful at night, but most of the surrounding businesses are touristy.

Thank TelAvivEater
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A place where you can take beautiful pics. It's very near to the mercado san miguel and also to puerta del sol.

Thank Travelgirl8392
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The square is nice and impressive. it is however full of people who try to gain money by trying to get you on a picture with there suits of Mario/Mickey and others. If you can see through this and you ignore them it is a...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really wanted to visit this plaza due to its history and beauty. Looks like a postcard. Definitely take the time to sit at one of the restaurants and watch the people or the street performers - note that most of the street performers will...More

Thank wladwig
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful square that is within walking distance from SOL Metro Station. Often used by stall holders, for various types of markets. A must for any tourist visiting Madrid.

Thank Glendavid23
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here to meet up with the free walking tour. The plaza is a busy place with many people as well as bakers dressed up in character cost to get their photo taken with you. There are restaurants on all sides. There is a...More

1  Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is great area to people watch and walk around to the various shops, we lucky to hang out there during an outdoor street party before new years eve. the dj's were performing from one of the balconies. and the mark is adjacent to this...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This historic square has a lot to tell . It is also a center of the old town of Madrid - today as the shopping area and restaurant area is around this place it is a very good starting point for walking through the city

Thank adorner
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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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
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
Lois C
4 April 2016|
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Response from jamescu | Reviewed this property |
A lovely square, can't comment on the prices. Walking distance to most places. Food will not be a problem, the metro is cheap and easy to use. Be aware of pick pocks the locals where there rucksacks to the front. Madrid is... More