It's surprising to find such a quiet spot in Madrid. This square doesn't seem to have been affected by the passage of time ... More
Plaza de la Villa
It's surprising to find such a quiet spot in Madrid. This square doesn't seem to have been affected by the passage of time and it's easy to imagine yourself in a by-gone era. It's surrounded by 15th- to 17th-century aristocratic mansions that have been taken over by the Town Hall. The Lujanes tower is one of the oldest buildings in the city and features impressive stone and brickwork and three coats-of-arms decorating the doorway. Benlliure's statue of Álvaro de Bazán, commander of the Spanish Armada, graces the center of the square. You can take a walk from here through the old town.
We had a great time. Everything was so beautiful, and even though there were a lot of people there it was still peaceful. The sun kept you a little warm, so I would bring water. Overall, I would give this place a 9.5 out of 10, and I would reccomend going. Remember to bring binoculars and water!
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