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- 98%Local Culture
- 90%History Buffs
- 76%Art & Design Lovers
- 61%Nightlife Lovers
- 58%Family Travelers
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 55%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (124)
- Plaza MayorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Mar 11, 2014
Whether day or night, Plaza Mayor is lively and filled with delightful people and blissful interaction. As you walk through one of the archways prepare to observe wide eye opening architecture with ground floor boutique shops and some of Madrid's fancier selection of restaurants perfect for people watching.
- Plaza MayorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Jan 24, 2014
Plaza Mayor is a central plaza in the city. It is ringed by traditional shops and cafes. But the main reason to go is to people watch. People criss-cross through the square while others linger to shop or eat, and if you look up, you'll see people standing on the balconies.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Plaza MayorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNightlife Lovers+ 1Dec 22, 2013
A must see on any trip to Madrid! Catch lunch or dinner at one of many sidewalk patio restaurants. During my Christmas visit the plaza was converted to a Christmas market where you could buy toys, ornaments etc.
- Plaza MayorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Lovely public square surrounded by pretty buildings, and with plenty of outdoor cafes that offer great opportunities to people watch. I especially like the ornate ironwork that can be seen on many of the balconies facing the square
- Plaza MayorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 26, 2013
Plaza Mayor was, to me, the most impressive square in Madrid. The plaza is essentially the courtyard of a red palace where several different streets come together. From the center point you can look through the archways and see down each street for quite a ways.
- Plaza MayorMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 24, 2013
Plaza Mayor is in the heart of old Madrid.
I love that there are tons of cafe's and restaurants here that allow you to witness the parade of characters passing by.
Avoid eating in the area,the food is mediocre and expensive.
- Plaza MayorOct 20, 2013
I saw Plaza Mayor in the dark... while mostly drunk, so I can't say much other than that it was pretty at night and had some cool architecture, but it was VERY quiet (surprisingly so) for a major area.
- Plaza MayorSep 12, 2013
Our apartment is located just by this porticoed square which lies at the heart of Hapsburg Madrid (Madrid de Los Austrias), the old part of the city and one of its most charming districts.
There you can see La Casa de la Panaderia, el Arco de los Cuchillerosand the statue of Phillip III.
The most typical Madrid attractions are concentrated around the Plaza Mayor in the "Austrias" neighborhood. Discover Madrid food at classic restaurants like El Botín or Casa Lucío, see flamenco at any number of nearby venues, or get a glass of sherry on the ever more hip Cava Baja street where locales old and new bustle all nights of the week. Los Austrias is a great neighborhood to amble along old winding streets and lose yourself in historic Madrid.
- Plaza MayorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 29, 2013
One of the main squares of the city, is really charming, and where all major celebrations happen. Just loved to "get myself lost" in the streets around this area.