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Good Architecture

The Plaza de Canalejas has many buildings that have notable architecture and gives Madrid its... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2015
Malaga, Spain
Beautiful charming square

Beautiful square surrounded by spectacular old building. Surrounding area must have more bars and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oslos, Denmark
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“Beautiful charming square”
12 Jun 2018
“Great architecture in busy "plaza "”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful square surrounded by spectacular old building. Surrounding area must have more bars and restaurants than most entire countries. Like most of Madrid can be crazy busy till the early hours of the morning. Do not miss.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Plaza De Canalejas is a wonderful square that we passed through as we were wandering around this part of town. Although in my opinion this plaza looks more like a wide boulevard than a square but that said it's still a fantastic area. The architecture...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Very busy square in Madrid. Looking around you can see several beautiful old buildings. Overall, it is very crowded so it is hard to enjoy the area.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Plaza de Canalejas is next to the busy main street and crowds are continually walking through and it doesn't feel like a square as such, more like part of the strret.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Some nice bars but always too many people about. Traffic gets smelly and trumpet amateurs worsen the noise.

Thank martinvI2585BK
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I would come here to visit the beautiful La Violeta which is a 100 year old sweetshop specialising in violet flavour confectionery. It has a lovely original wooden shopfront and there are other picturesque premises like this here. The problem is the area is very...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a small circular plaza along Carrera de San Jeronimo, a couple hundred meters east of Puerta Del Sol. Named after politician and orator, José Canalejas who was assassinated here in 1912. This is a small public space surrounded by buildings, including the eclectic...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Plaza de Canalejas has many buildings that have notable architecture and gives Madrid its particular flavor. It is a place one can visit and study its architecture and admire its buildings.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Central square in the heart of Madrid just a few hundred meters from the nearest subway station ''Puerta del Sol''. Plaza de Canalejas is a busy place where admire beautiful and elegant art deco buildings, nice to walk around here during the day and during...More

Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

what a virgeius medium sized plaza. surrounded by beautiful architectural edifices. i passed along this place quite a few times heading back towards my hotel next to puerta del sol from the incredibly livwly huertas/ plaza de santa ana area. beautiful dueibg the day even...More

Thank skankis
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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
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