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Plaza Mayor

Small market square in Madrid with a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops

The Plaza Mayor is an impressive structure, which is located near Puerta del Sol. It was built in the 15th century to originally serve as a small market square. When Phillip II made Madrid the capital of Spain, it was completely rebuilt and became a main center of attraction hosting a number of bullfights, carnivals and great festivals and ceremonies of imperial Madrid. It also underwent major renovations in 1790 after major sections of the square were destroyed by fire.

Today the Plaza Mayor is filled with a wide variety of pricey bars and restaurants that can be found on the outskirts of the square along with a number of novelty shops selling hats and coins. You can also witness artists working outside the tourist office and visitors from all over the globe hang around this grand plaza. In case you fancy an alfresco drink or snack you are advised to head straight for Plaza Mayor.

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Latest Plaza Mayor reviews (13)

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  • ES MARAVILLOSA TODA LA CIUDAD ESTUVE EN 2011. ES UN LUGAR QUE SIEMPRE SE PUEDE VOLVER SIEMPRE QUEN COSAS PO VISITAR ESPECIALMENTE EN EPOCA DE OPERAS Y BALLETS
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  • You can't miss Plaza Mayor; major hotbed for passerby and street performers. Flanked by arches and massive buildings, the plaza seems to open up in front of you like an endless horizon.
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  • ESTABA EN UN HOSTAL FRENTE A LA PLAZA MAYOR Y DE HAY ME IBA TODOS LOS LADOS
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  • This beautiful square is surrounded by charming cafes and a few souvenir shops selling lace fans and the likes. Great people-watching spot.
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    Pretty cool
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    Majestic square surrounded by town palaces, very suggestive
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  • Packed, touristy and you have to watch our bag. However, the architecture is worth going there and having a look around.
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    Apart from the tourist restaurants, don’t forget the small bars with their traditional bocadillos de calamares, morcilla… at a reasonable price. Don’t mind the rubbish on the floor, a long time ago it used to be a sign of quality ;)
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    Very nice, lively...
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    Very touristic, but very nice to look at!
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    For me this is definitely the centre of rotation of the city. From here you can reach most sights, museums and tapas bars by foot!
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    Watch the street artists and enjoy the atmosphere! Just around the corner you find the newly renovated mercade de san miguel where you can enjoy tapas, wine and cava!
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    Don't miss that in summer at night... really nice encounters to be made.
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