Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

Top 1% of attractions in Madrid
8 / 10

10 expert reviews

“This famous square is in the heart of the city's historic district, built on the site of the old Plaza del Arrabal, which was home to the most popular market in the late 15th century.”

– Time Out

"Austere, grand... this public square, finished in 1620 under Felipe III—whose equestrian statue stands in the center—is one of the largest in Europe." Full review
"On summer nights, the Plaza Mayor becomes the virtual living room of Madrid, as tourists sip sangria at the numerous cafes and listen to music." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"All around you, the theatre that is Spanish street life buzzing through the plaza provides a crash course in why people fall in love with Madrid." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
"The heart of Habsburg Madrid, where heros were heralded, kings made proclamations, heretics were judged... where bullfights were held and royalty was entertained." Full review
Let's Go
"Located in the heart of el Centro (otherwise, located in the heart of the heart of Madrid—or better, the heart of the heart of the heart of Spain), is by far one of the city’s most popular hubs." Full review
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