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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  • its recommanded to come to one of this non homogenic place. lot of eat & drink places. lot of painters. art. available by metro. watch yr pockets & wallet & bag  more »
  • Plaza Mayor is very close to Puerta del Sol and has street shops opened during Dec, at least when I was there. I did not find that interesting to shop anything but it is worth visiting as you might...  more »
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