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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“christmas market” (123 reviews)
“people watching” (360 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Centro
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"christmas market"
in 123 reviews
"street performers"
in 311 reviews
"people watching"
in 360 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 178 reviews
"big square"
in 79 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 84 reviews
"watch the world"
in 161 reviews
"tapas"
in 375 reviews
"puerta del sol"
in 93 reviews
"glass of wine"
in 63 reviews
"spiderman"
in 75 reviews
"tourists"
in 451 reviews
"architecture"
in 382 reviews
"perimeter"
in 74 reviews
"coins"
in 81 reviews
"costumes"
in 76 reviews
"pickpockets"
in 94 reviews
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Reviewed today

Loved walking under the porch on this plaza with all the different little and quaint stores, cafes and restaurants!! I stopped at a place where I had a calamari sandwich ( sounds chewy, I know) but I was so surprised when I liked it and...More

Thank stejada1
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Reviewed yesterday

We were immediately impressed with architecture of this beautiful square, wall paintings, ravings and slate tiled spires. It was a large open area with a wonderful choice of restaurants. It was a delight to sit, eat and watch the world go by.

Thank kpdean50
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! Soooooo rich in turmoil, heart breaking history. Great place to grab a bite, hangout, shopping, walking around.

Thank Janjust16
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you visit Madrid, you have to go to this square for a breakfast or coffee break! Very close to Puerta del Sol

Thank Panos N
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely atmosphere both day and night. Nice to wander and absorb the atmosphere. Reminded me of St Marks square in Venice.

Thank Hueycln
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such rich history and amazing architecture, this is a must see in Madrid. A beautiful meeting spot in the heart of Madrid.

Thank 16gina
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The square is a tourist hot spot so I recommend doing your home work on restaurants. They all look busy but that does not mean they are all good. The square itself is well maintained with nice architecture and a pretty fountain, over the weekend...More

Thank Gerbra_10
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must for travelers. Expect to pay a little extra for anything around here but it makes for some good price comparisons.

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a large central plaza that is busy during the day, but comes alive at night. Although every traveler in Madrid should visit, there's not a whole lot to do besides eating at the bordering restaurants and people watching.

Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our hotel bordered Plaza Mayor. Busy with shops/restaurants during the day, the place really came alive after dark. Late meals and people hanging out until after mid night.

Thank nickesquire
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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
...More
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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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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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