Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor, Madrid: Address, Plaza Mayor Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
About
Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Sol
How to get there
  • Ópera • 5 min walk
  • Vodafone Sol • 5 min walk
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4.0
26,659 reviews
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4,095
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694
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209

Brian K
New Jersey3 contributions
Nov 2021
nice place to spend time in restaurant or watch local artists. especially painters. i spent here 2 hours.
Written 15 January 2022
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Malgorzata
10,706 contributions
Jun 2021
The origins of the square date back to the 16th century, when the city's main market, known as "Plaza del Arrabal", was held here at the intersection of Toledo and Atocha, on the outskirts of the medieval city. In 1848, the equestrian statue of Philip III, the work of Juan de Bologna and Pietro Tacca , was placed in the center of the square. Around the souvenir shops, restaurants. Lovely place. Worth a visit.
Written 30 December 2021
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,002 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
The main square of the city, usually full of Christmas stalls at this time of the year, which makes it harder to explore. Anyway, the square is a nice (and often sunny!) place so make sure you include this on your attractions list.
Written 28 December 2021
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TravelLovers2
United States3,637 contributions
Dec 2021
The place was full of Christmas kiosks which was very nice. But we did not stay very long because there were a lot of men walking around hassling you to buy stuff. We walked around and left.
Written 18 December 2021
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dfb260
Staunton, VA254 contributions
Dec 2021
The “heart” of Madrid. A great place to people watch. It is best to leave the immediate area for shopping and dining. This spot has witnessed much history ( read about it).
Written 8 December 2021
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MonicaNepomnaschy
Los Angeles, CA227 contributions
Oct 2021
A huge Plaza Mayor where you can walk and feel the vibes of the city full of people from the whole world. Get a seat an eat something while enjoying Madrid
Written 7 December 2021
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Ionut-Brasov
Brasov, Romania36 contributions
Dec 2021
Encircled by somptuos buildings, with their predominant red colours is full of animation, day and night. Trully the largest square in Madrid. Do not miss the adiacent San Miguel Plaza, full of fresh fish, seafood and vegetable.
Written 7 December 2021
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jbv91
San Jose, CA331 contributions
Nov 2021
It is a beautiful square with restaurants and nice to visit when it's bright out. However, when I came here at night on a weekday (~10pm), none of the restaurants looked like they was open. I'm not sure if it's because of COVID hours, but I was hoping to see Christmas decorations and more people out enjoying the night in this square, but maybe it was too early when I visited during mid-November.
Written 5 December 2021
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Diego
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Dec 2021
i visited plaza few times before but always happy to spend here a time in cafe and watch local people. Lucky i came here before covid restrictions.
Written 3 December 2021
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Terri
Helena, MT22 contributions
Nov 2021
Perfect location, wonderful staff comfortable clean room with a plaza view. Good restaurant. Enjoyed the rooftop view.
Written 1 December 2021
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