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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“christmas market” (126 reviews)
“beautiful square” (165 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed today via mobile

We walked through the plaza many times, but not until we joined a walking tour of Madrid did the Plaza come to life. Full of history, impressive architecture with shops. Lovely busy venue.

Thank 437blank
Reviewed yesterday

You can easily turn back the clock as you enter Plaza Mayor from its many entries. Seasonally the plaza comes alive with all kinds of events. Even when its empty it fills the imagination with history.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed yesterday

What an Amazing place to people watch , go to a restaurant , watch a busker, walk around and take in the Culture & architecture. They had setup a Art Exhibit that was beautifully lit in the evening.

Thank MdcToronto
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very nice place to go and drink something. There are lots of restaurants and bars to pick. The view is very nice.

Thank Badan L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

During our Madrid day tour we stopped at this place. Very nice place. Lot of tourist, students and locals were there. On the sides some coffee shops.

Thank yussuf56
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited this place in the evening! It is full of couples having wine and tapas. It is beautifully lit up. I guess here would be a perfect date night!

Thank lexfen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stumbled accross while touring the city. Some of the best foods exisit here and it is a must see while visiting Center City Madrid. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Even though it was extremely cold, it was well worth seeing. Thumbs up!

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The main square is surrounded by restaurants and souvenir shops. One of the main buildings covered with frescos has an Austrian influence from the time that the Habsburgs ruled Spain. The building catches your eye as you are walking through the square...notice the clock tower...More

Thank forshara
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Plaza Mayor may not be the largest or most spectacular "main square" in a capital city but it has a distinctive quality and atmosphere and is well worth walking around. It is filled- as such places are - with café bars and restaurants which...More

Thank tofrek1885
Reviewed 3 days ago

This square did not seem to have any life about it all. The atmosphere was cold and didn't have a major square feeling to it. It probably didn't help that they were constructing some event when we were there. Wasn't something to go out your...More

Thank DanielKeen1
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