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Plaza de la Villa, Madrid

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#12 of 69 in Historic Sites in Madrid
Architectural Building Historic Site
Plaza de la Villa is a picturesque square in the historic center of Madrid, surrounded by artistic and historical landmarks. To the east is the 14th-century House and Tower Lujanes, and to the south you'll find Cisnero’s House, a 16th-century palace. On the west side is the Casa de la Villa, a 17th-century building and a headquarters of the Madrid city council. Seek out the monument to Don Alvaro de Bazan, a bronze statue sculpted by the famous Mariano Benlliure. Take a look at our Madrid itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Plaza de la Villa and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Cute little place. There is no bench at all so you can't sit and relax here. Worth just a quick stop to take a picture a continue walking...  more »
  • This feels like a cooling spot on a hot day touring around the old streets of Madrid. Nothing out of the ordinary, but beautiful at the same time, with a calming effect. It has a certain "je ne sais q...  more »
  • This small plaza isn't far from the Plaza Mayor, along calle Mayor. The plaza and buildings on the plaza are pretty, but that's about it. As with many monuments and statues, it's a nice photo opportun...  more »
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  • Cute little place. There is no bench at all so you can't sit and relax here. Worth just a quick stop to take a picture a continue walking...
  • A beautiful little square that is very picturesque. The architecture is nice as is the little garden. It is also much quieter than the more well known squares making it a nice stop on your travels.
  • Small plaza near the Palacio Real and the Cathedral. Nothing really special unless there is some historical significance to it.
  • Definitely worth taking a picture if you walking around.
  • One of the oldest neighborhoods in the Madrid but nothing super special. If you are planning a nice little sightseeing trip and you have time you should check this place also. :)

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The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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