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“Plaza Mayor”
Review of Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
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USD 20.00*
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Madrid Walking Tour at Night with Optional...
Ranked #8 of 837 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Plaza Mayor is an historical square with statues, shops, bars and restaurants. There is a tourist information centre and in the daytime you will have people selling counterfeit clothes while making regular checks for the police.

For us this was the meeting point and starting point for the Free Walking Tour. It did mean we hung about here for a while and then learned about the history of the place once the tour started. It used to be a smelly place back in the old days.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Great place where locals and tourist gather, local season markets set up depending at time of year, souvenirs shops, restaurants and history all in one
Definitely worth the sight seen

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank danytoro
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The place caters for the locals. It was too crowded and there was threat of picpockets because of close body contact constantly banging into people. Unable to relax there. Maybe it would be better to visit not during the peak season or bank holidays.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Soosee Q
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is where you'll find " Mercado de San Miguel" with its vibrant ambiance, fun people and the best tapas in the world! I could have gone there for dinner every day but of course, I had to try some other places! Just Wow!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank denlab1
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a "must" if you visit Madrid. Here, you can feel the pulse of the city with shopping , restaurants, wedding parties. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours here while you soak up the flavors of this vibrant city.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank sallysue1279
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