There are many ways to spend your time and money at this attractive central square: stroll around and admire the architecture ... More
There are many ways to spend your time and money at this attractive central square: stroll around and admire the architecture and the murals or even buy an original watercolor from one of the many pavement artists. During the Middle Ages, merchants congregated here to live and sell their wares. When Felipe II established the Court in Madrid, he decided that this square should be reserved for special occasions, and it started to take its present shape from 1790 onwards. The statue in the center is of Felipe III.
Haven't really spent a lot of time in this place..
When we came here, it was extra early in the morning but the visit was still interesting..
I wonder what it looks like when it's busy with activities.. I just have to see on our next visit..
Art works in chairs and posts are truly picture-worthy... An experience not to miss..
If you leave Madrid without visting Plaza Mayor you have experienced everything this nice city has to offer. This place is great for people watching. There's all kinds of activities and very often art shows and other fairs going on in the open-air square. This place has a lot of history to it, which makes it even more interesting.
its a wonderful sight to visit with the family. Nice view, nice history, and low price. S�o 3 casas conjugadas que ficam a 100m da praia. Ideal para reunir parentes e amigos, mantendo sua privacidade. Juntas, somam 9 confort�veis quartos c/ 18 leitos, todos com arm�rios.
Yep, thats rite.....I think I've bought all my souvenirs in this place. Most of them.
It's nice there and u can just chill by the fountain and make lots and lots of cool pics...
Pple aren't irritating, so we did our own thing and liked it!
My 11 day tour of Spain was extraordinary. There is so much to see and do in this country. The people are friendly and love tourist (for economic reasons, of course!)
This Plaza was beautiful. The high walls enclosing the open space was truly unlike anything I've seen in the states. I'm so glad that the city of Madrid has preserved such wonderful architecture as this.
If you get hungry, stop at the little cafe on the way to the Puerta del Sol. They have excellent CHURROS y CHOCOLATE (sugary treats like donuts and hot chocolate)!
The best plan when you decide to visit the heart of Madrid, is a tour guide.
The last time I did with planinthecity, fantastic team with charming plans in Madrid, and they gave me 3 proffesional pictures. Just for 18 € each person.
It was a good experience for my family.
Plaza Mayor is a great hangout for day or evening. Many restaurants and just a great setting. Some entertainers worth the tips (and many that are not). Get used to waiving NO to the constant vendors walking table to table. Just down the hill is the oldest restaurant in the WORLD, Botin. Dates back to early 1700s. Will find many tourists there. Met several folks from America everytime there.
This square has become one of the most picturesque and trendy venues in the city over the last few years.
It's surrounded by popular tapas bars, pubs and restaurants. There's a great fresh produce market on one side and ...
A remnant of medieval Madrid, its name comes from its use at that time. This was the square where the
Bishop auctioned off the straw (paja) brought from his farmland near Plasencia in the province of Cáceres. You'll find ...
This popular square was the scene of glorious historical events during the War of Independence against France in the early
19th Century. The central arch was the entrance to the Monteleón barracks where the city's defenders rose to arms. ...