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Plaza Mayor

Southwest of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid 28013 Spain
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  • Plaza Mayor
    Alex Sai
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    5 Aug 19, 2012

    Главная площадь города! Именно здесь проходили и проходят одни из главнейших мероприятий в том числе и с участием членов королевской семьи. На самой площади множество ресторанчиков, заманивающих туристов присесть. Не поддавайтесь! За удовольствие перекусить в окружении величественных зданий из красного кирпича Вы заплатите втрое, а то и вчетверо дороже, чем в любом ресторанчике на второстепенной улочке в трех минутах ходьбы от Пласа Майор.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Juan Carlos Guijarro Moreno
    4 Jul 26, 2012

    Centro del Madrid más castizo. Típica plaza mayor castellana que sirve como punto de encuentro a propios y extranjeros. Es muy recomendable tomar una caña con un bocadillo de calamares en uno de sus clásicos bares y tabernas.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    KárateKid Voong
    5 Jul 24, 2012

    The plaza mayor is very fun.
    Toys,water bubble pistol,fireworks and super water bomb.
    Thank you and ok.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Guilherme Polita
    3 Jul 23, 2012

    Uma das principais praças de Madrid, há bancas de tudo: artigos de coleção, souvenires, filatelia. Não fica muito longe da Puerta del Sol.

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  • Plaza MayorPro 2014
    Trina D.
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    On any given day, Plaza Mayor is full of tourists. This is one of the main plazas in the city where many celebrations are held. Built in the 1600s under Hapsburg rule and rebuilt after a few fires, the plaza has been home to bull fights, coronations, and executions. Today, the square is home to many tourists with local restaurants, shops, and bars nearby. Be weary of the street performers. They have a strange sense of humor. They also might be pick pockets in disguise too. Great for people watching, but beware of the birds which inhabit the rooftops.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    CityWinks
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    It is a very typical place to walk around. The best places to eat are along the narrow streets not in the square itself. ; )

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Peter Sanders
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Met my son David under the statue had many visitations to the Irish style pub eaten at acouple of restaurants on Plaza Mayor a good central place to go in Madrid

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Manuela Nadin
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Plaza Mayor is simply beautiful. The first time I saw it I came from the arch passage on one side. It is so tidy with all those facades, perfectly kept. But it is also messy and crowded, full, alive... As only the most famous plaza of Spain could be.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Beth Wright
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    No trip to Madrid is complete without visiting Plaza Mayor, the central square. Street artists sell surprisingly good pieces on one side, and sidewalk cafes offer excellent people-watching.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    David Eastin
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Plaza Mayor is a really fun part of town. It's right near La Puerta Del Sol, Mercado San Miguel, and the majority of downtown. There are a bunch of shops and restaurants you can wander into. During Christmas they have a big market filled with little shops that sell trinkets, hand knitted socks, and manger scenes. Plus, there's always a bunch of food carts and other vendors selling roasted chestnuts, baked yams, and delightful mulled wine.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Samantha Guthrie
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    The shops and restaurants lining the square are mostly outrageously priced, but most places will give you free tap water on a hot day! As touristy as it is, the architecture and artwork of the building facades is definitely worth seeing, and there are usually great street preformers inside the plaza! There is also an open market here sometimes, but it seemed to always be just closing up whenever I was here.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Paul @TAKEYATHERE
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Plaza Mayor is a large cobbelstone square of great historic importance and even greater importance when it comes to food and drink. The plaza is a marker and constant meet-up point and surrounding the square you will find restaurants with outside table and umbrellas, small bars and tapas restaurants, and several wine bars. The streets branch out in four directions from the plaza, wandering down each can reveal a new set of bars and places to stop in for a snack. This is a central part of Madrid and even if you are in the city only for a day, this is a must see.

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Terry Gardner
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Madrid is a wonderful walking city, and I particularly liked walking around this scenic Plaza. I saw several people enjoy an outdoor meal accompanied by their dog.

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    Plan in the city
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Close from Plaza Mayor you will find a good place to have lunch or dinner, Kitchenstories Restaurant, fine place with good rates.
    Adress: Cuchilleros 3

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  • Plaza Mayor
    Marc Kerr
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Great place to people watch in the spring, and very atmospheric during the Christmas season when they have the stalls selling Christmas goodies. Some of the best bodegas are here, not to mention El Botin, the oldest continuous running restaurant in Europe(maybe the world); the food is excellent at El Botin, and the lamb great!

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    Veronica Sartori
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Plaza Mayor is beautiful, but, it's simply a nice plaza to walk through into shopping destination, boutiques, grabbing a cappuccino, etc.. the architecture is admirable, but there isn't much too see besides that (there's not like an open area for the public like other historical landmarks around Madrid). Definitely a good spot to check out during your stay in Madrid, especially for people watching and grabbing a delicious cup of cappuccino.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Plaza Mayor
    Victoria Byers Barron
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A must see of course for the history. Lots of tourists but that is to be expected. Still a fun place to people watch and take a break.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Talula Cartwright
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Well, you want to see this for the history, of course. A lot of people were executed for their faith in this square. It's deserving of our respect. And also, on the little streets that go out from it there are some great little restaurants!

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Plaza Mayor
    Ilona Martens
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    4 Jun 14, 2014

    Beautiful historic square! just don't order a paella there :-)

    Recommended for:History BuffsLocal Culture
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  • Plaza Mayor
    Fernando Lamounier
    4 Jul 02, 2013

    Undoubtedly, the best square in the city! Great to have a drink/dinner/lunch with friends!

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4.0 out of 5
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Popular with tourists and locals alike, this pretty central square is a favorite for admiring the architecture, having a cup of coffee, and shopping. In the past, Plaza Mayor has been the stage for various events such as bullfights, soccer games, and public executions.

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