Plaza Mayor, Madrid

3.9
Once the beating heart of the city’s cultural life, Plaza Mayor has played host to bullfights, markets, symphonies, tournaments, and even executions. Originally built outside the city walls, the square is now ringed with trendy shops, restaurants, and alfresco cafes, ideal for soaking up the atmosphere and watching the buzzing street life. The enormous square, which at its center features an iconic equestrian statue of King Phillip III, is easily accessible by one of many walkways connected to the surrounding pedestrian streets. At its northern end, the square is enclosed by a two-towered municipal building, housing an informative visitor center where you can pick up maps of the city and arrange for sightseeing tours in and around the historic district. Arrange to visit Plaza Mayor and other attractions in Madrid using our Madrid road trip planning app.
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  • And we had one Calamares Sandwich, it was simply the best. I definitely want to go back to plaza Mayor and a day with light pockets and an empty stomach to enjoy pottering around.  more »
  • Very busy and bustling with activity. Was decorated for the christmas holidays and festivals. Important historical location. Worth visiting and walking around to see the local activities taking...  more »
  • Nothing much to see here some restaurants and the square itself with a number of stores. But its got a rich history so just for thar alone is worth the visit.  more »

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