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Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 12,000+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Plaza Mayor and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Madrid attractions using our Madrid trip itinerary builder.
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  • Who come to madrid and not visit main square has lost of one of the parties to get to know Spain and madrid throughout history has this place, as well as its restaurants and terraces is very good, don't forget to visit it
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  • One of the great squares of Europe....surely. Beautiful architecture, a great atmosphere, come rain or shine. A wonderful sense of history pervades the square. There are some great eating and drinking...  read more »
  • Large square with plenty of good restaurants spread around the edge of the square. Prices are reasonable, and the square is a centre of activity well into the night. There are a number of street trade...  read more »
  • Horrible experience, as the elderly man who was the waiter outside, told us that if we looked at other restaurants he will not serve us (because we told him we had just arrived and have not seen the other restaurants yet)! Extremely rude and unprofessional as we had visitors with us who were upset and decided not to go back because of his comment even though they wanted to eat there!!
  • I would recommend this place very much. It is a must to see when you are in Madrid. Though get prepared that it will be very crowded. Loads of people from everywhere. Full of tourist. The restaurants are ok but they are very expense but you cant miss a relaxing cup of cafe con leche en Plaza Mayor...=)
  • Prices that arise from their menus are without VAT, an old trick that is already annoying. The menu was impeccable as expected for the price they ask for and 45 kms which are made to come here to eat. For dessert, they put me a barely soaked French toast in milk, it seemed fried bread. The slightly salty white beans and the steak a little hard.
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  • We presented to 4 for dinner at 9: 30 pm, since we saw a menu of the day "served from 13 h to midnight" (specific to the outside). One of the waiter made us sit while a second made him sign that not. When we wanted to order, cannot have the menu, they were only used as map evening. And this we were told really not kindly. We are therefore left with a much more commercial competitor. I put no 1 star since I can't put 0!
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  • Excellent restaurant in the heart of Madrid, key to take some good tapas and a good beer. Excellent cuisine and perfect service to recommend it
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