Plaza Mayor of Madrid

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13 travelers at this place:

  • Day1

    Paseando por la Plaza Mayor

    February 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Sin almorzar se hicieron las 3 y salimos caminando para la Plaza Mayor. Un poco de sol ayuda en el paseo. Todo nos da hambre, así que vamos rápido a buscar el almuerzo.

    Entrando a la Plaza Mayor, en la primera jamonería paramos. Y nos llevamos tres "bocados" de jamón crudo ibérico. Para empezar estuvo bueno.

    Seguimos con el almuerzo al paso, camino al palacio.  Esta vez fueron rabas compradas en el mercado, que explotaba de gente. 

    Seguimos camino, y nos encontramos con la plaza de la villa. Hermosa y sin gente. Ahora si, de camino al Palacio Real
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  • Day29

    Madrid - walking tour

    August 29, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    The Hostel provides a free walking tour, so decided to tag along instead of the usual free "New Europe" tour. Bit of a mistake - the guide didn't seem to know too much about most places we visited, but it gave me a nice intro to the city.

    #1 typical old-style Madrid buildings
    #2 Plaza Mayor, a huge square with 237 apartment balconies and many shops/restaurants around the edge (and also the awesome bubble-blowing guy mentioned by Tim/Kristina when they visited :D). It was only 11am but this pic kinda gives an idea of how hot it was.
    #3 Almudena cathedral, rotated to most attractive angle! Constructed over a century, different sides are in different architectural styles. This is gothic style and the other side is a much more subdued baroque style (because it's facing the royal palace and had to match, or at least not outdo!)
    #4 the royal palace, or Palacio Real, with its ludicrous 3,418 rooms. The royals don't actually live here anyway
    #5 "Gate of the Sun", or Puerta del Sol, is the center of Spain's radial road network, and mostly just a big touristy square. Not really as nice as plaza mayor.
    #6 a cute statue of a bear eating from a "madrone" red berry tree, the heraldic symbol of Madrid
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  • Day9

    Dinner at Los Galayos Restaurante

    July 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    I ate dinner by myself in la Plaza Mayor. They served bread with an egg salad-type tapa and green olives to start. Ended up ordering a creamy vegetable soup because I didn't see chicken on the menu. The food was good -the atmosphere was awesome.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Plaza Mayor, Plaza Mayor of Madrid, بلازا مايور, Plaça Major, Πλάθα Μαγιόρ, Plaza Mayor de Madrid, Plaza Nagusia, פלאסה מאיור, マヨール広場, 마요르 광장, Platea Maior Matritensis, Пласа-Майор, 主廣場

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