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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“christmas market” (127 reviews)
“beautiful square” (174 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Centro
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"christmas market"
in 127 reviews
"street performers"
in 300 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 174 reviews
"people watching"
in 339 reviews
"big square"
in 77 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 78 reviews
"watch the world"
in 149 reviews
"tapas"
in 364 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 172 reviews
"glass of wine"
in 61 reviews
"puerta del sol"
in 87 reviews
"paella"
in 61 reviews
"spiderman"
in 76 reviews
"tourists"
in 435 reviews
"architecture"
in 371 reviews
"perimeter"
in 68 reviews
"coins"
in 79 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice plaza,but one of many in Madrid. Can be very crowded on weekends. Near main market,with many bars in surrounding area.

Thank steve z
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice Plaza. Nice buildings and architecture. Watch out for the restaurants - real tourist traps. Rude staff and overpricing!

Thank Magfre123
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Reviewed today

Nice city square to walk around for a few minutes and grab a quick bite. It's pretty full of shady people so keep a close eye on your personal belongings.

Thank Yoav T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plenty of restaurants, although mostly visited by tourists. Nice meeting point though,also walking tours meeting point. Very nice architecture.

Thank 81-maja
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked trough there sat down for a drink and enjoyed the surrounding. It's downtown and i can reccomend to see it.

Thank Ívar H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As Madrid's main plaza (square), Plaza Mayor is a Spanish historic sight not to miss. Although it is crowded with locals and tourists but we found it to be relaxing and peaceful. Take your time and enjoy one of the many restaurants in the plaza.

Thank Moe420
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the must-see place in central Madrid, surrounded by small shops an d souvenir places, restaurants and coffee shops. Very close to another major tourist attraction - Porta del Sol.

Thank robroy01
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is an interesting site. Big classic plaza in the center of Madrid. Obviously an important historic landmark. Many good restaurants, but too many annoying loiterers and peddlers.

Thank BorisVino
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a huge plaza with open air restaurants, interesting shops, and fabulous architecture. There were people taking photos, blowing bubbles with their kids, joking around, and in other ways having a good time. It seems like a meeting place, and just sitting down at...More

Thank WStaso
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was in Plaza Mayor on a cold April afternoon. Not the best time to take in the place but the outdoor seating areas had plenty of blankets for cold legs. The beer and tapas was as you would expect...nice but pricey because of location. Summer...More

Thank Scottymac74
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side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
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Mary B
9 April 2018|
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Response from Tina3 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mary Getting around Madrid is so simple if you buy a hop on hop off bus ticket. If I went back I would stay somewhere close to the Palace as you can walk easily to the bars, restaurants etc which are close to the... More
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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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