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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“people watch” (295 reviews)
“christmas market” (127 reviews)
“big square” (81 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Centro
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"people watch"
in 295 reviews
"christmas market"
in 127 reviews
"big square"
in 81 reviews
"street performers"
in 311 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 177 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 84 reviews
"tapas"
in 370 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 174 reviews
"puerta del sol"
in 94 reviews
"paella"
in 63 reviews
"tourists"
in 454 reviews
"spiderman"
in 76 reviews
"architecture"
in 387 reviews
"perimeter"
in 72 reviews
"coins"
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"costumes"
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"pickpockets"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A place with history. The landmark of the town, very touristy but nice to visit especially in a sunny day. Here you can also find people who will give you a guided tour of the city by walking.

Thank MariahAngel
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Reviewed yesterday

Easy place to meet friends; we were lucky and happened upon a royal procession through the Plaza! Many restaurants and shops off the Plaza.

Thank vacationgirl07
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Reviewed yesterday

What an awesome spot to start off our trip. Loads of activities in the area...plenty of food, shopping and right around the corner from tour buses, and their version of Times Square. Can't wait to go back again!!

Thank 654annetteh
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Reviewed yesterday

So sad that Plaza Mayor has become so dirty. Every tourist that lands in Madrid has to have her picture take in Plaza Mayor. It has become so dirty lately. The last 2 years I have been going to Madrid, I could see it deteriorating....More

Thank Nocrnicu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a drink in the square and people watched. Very impressive architecture with a lot of history.

Thank Frank K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely location to people watch and take a load off whilst chilling with a beer or some food. The bars and cafes around the sides are a little on the expensive side but a drink and a little rest is well worth the extra euros....More

Thank simm068
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent the Christmas holiday in Madrid and it did not fail us. The ambience one will never forget. So festive!!!

Thank pulubeekuno
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The architecture is stunning and old. It’s a great place to sit and eat more traditional spanish tapas and paella, and people watch. It’s not over run with touristy tat!

Thank Chococat71
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Reviewed yesterday

Had an amazing time with other fans. The atmosphere was superb and the staff in the various restaurants were fanstastic

Thank Sonel M
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes it is a tourist hotspot....but regardless its a great People Watching venue and the food and drink choices are vast. Lots going on and such a buzz.

Thank AA1463
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
...More
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Mary B
9 April 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Where to stay is a tough question. There's such a variety of accommodation in all the European cities. Your best bet is to use one of the sites that shows prices and locations on a map, put in your criteria, and see what... More
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M_Yvette9
27 October 2017|
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Response from Oenedgar | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider the Hotel Claridge 4*. It is a bit closer to the Prado and St. Jeranimos. All said, there a lots of churches and taxis are clean, plentiful and in expensive so you might also consider Hotel... More
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alulrichs
5 September 2017|
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Response from Liz D | Reviewed this property |
Plaza Major is a square where you can eat/drink at various different bars/restaurants right in the middle of Madrid. There's so much to do near here I would definitely include it on any Madrid list
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