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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“christmas market” (100 reviews)
“people watching” (315 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Centro
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful historic square with many shops and restaurants, they were setting up the Christmas market with many shops.

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank 6TeamB4
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank 88Stef
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank michael_d_brown
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank daveinspain2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank MarkAlexES
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank autootto
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank gilescorenwannabe
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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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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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Lois C
4 April 2016|
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Response from jamescu | Reviewed this property |
A lovely square, can't comment on the prices. Walking distance to most places. Food will not be a problem, the metro is cheap and easy to use. Be aware of pick pocks the locals where there rucksacks to the front. Madrid is... More
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