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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“christmas market” (107 reviews)
“people watching” (321 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Centro
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Plaza Mayor is an historical square with statues, shops, bars and restaurants. There is a tourist information centre and in the daytime you will have people selling counterfeit clothes while making regular checks for the police. For us this was the meeting point and starting...More

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place where locals and tourist gather, local season markets set up depending at time of year, souvenirs shops, restaurants and history all in one Definitely worth the sight seen

Thank danytoro
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place caters for the locals. It was too crowded and there was threat of picpockets because of close body contact constantly banging into people. Unable to relax there. Maybe it would be better to visit not during the peak season or bank holidays.

Thank Soosee Q
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is where you'll find " Mercado de San Miguel" with its vibrant ambiance, fun people and the best tapas in the world! I could have gone there for dinner every day but of course, I had to try some other places! Just Wow!

Thank denlab1
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a "must" if you visit Madrid. Here, you can feel the pulse of the city with shopping , restaurants, wedding parties. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours here while you soak up the flavors of this vibrant city.

Thank sallysue1279
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a great place to walk around - as you step out go to the local indoor market - fantastic tapas and wine for lunch - amazing

Thank ScooterJuly
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a charming square and you can feel the Spanish vivid spirit. Had a Christmass bazar at the time we were there.

Thank DimanaVlaeva
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Full of Xmas market. Most stalls all the same, would have liked to seen the ‘square ‘ empty. Perhaps another day.

Thank Matrex
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a beautiful square! similar to Brussels, but there are just too many people standing there and taking selfies! Metro stop is called Sol and this where the journey shall begin for a fresh start in Madrid. Official Real Madrid store and Mercado San...More

Thank hitchthehiker2000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love to spend afternoons here enjoying Tapas from different places and my fave, sangria! This place has a lot of restaurants and bars surrounding it. It's such a beautiful square to visit. I love the Mercado de San Miguel. There are also a lot...More

Thank Corlliana
Nearby
Centro
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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M_Yvette9
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
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alulrichs
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
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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
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