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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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