Beautiful historic square with many shops and restaurants, they were setting up the Christmas market with many shops.
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Visited here on a beautiful Sunday in October when I think the whole of Madrid had the same idea. This place is extremely busy and teeming with life. There are plenty of street entertainers around and places to sit and watch the world go by....More
For the misguided who are visiting now, the plaza is not full of "containers" they are putting up the Christmas market. With luck it should be completed by the time you read this. Go to one of the small tapas bars on the fringe of...More
Recommend this as a must see place. Some beautiful buildings. Less attractive are the various restaurants - maybe I picked badly, but felt very touristy. Have a drink - yes, but suggest you go to the Mercado next door for some "proper" food
Everyone said visit the Plaza Mayor, so we did. I don't get it. Filled with tourists, lined with shops and cafes catering to tourists, it just didn't seem like an authentic experience. Maybe it was once.
It was our go-to place in the evening. Had drinks and tapas in the open restaurants. Great place to enjoy lovely conversations while people-watching. Loved the architecture of the surrounding buildings. Souvenir stores are worth checking out. Must visit Bar La Campana too.
Plaza Mayor is one of those places that don't live to the expectations. There is some interesting things in the plaza. We had a tour guide who talked about some of the history of the square. Good ambiance at night, with all the terrasse open....More
I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but if touring the old part of the city, it is worth a look. Notice how some of the exterior walls are painted.
The free walking tour gathers here and also there were set ups for the christmas market. There are also plently of bars restaurants and shops nearby.
The reason I have given an average rating because at the time of our visit, the square was full of buildings which looked in preparation for a Christmas (??) market so was difficult to get a true picture of the square. It is a lovely...More