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Plaza de la Villa

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 588 2908
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Ranked #78 of 417 attractions in Madrid
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Plaza de la Villa is a small square that makes Madrid great attraction. It has the spanish architecture that welcomes you from distance and attract you in a place of rest and quiet, in the middle of the city. Simple, small and great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

lovely small plaza. very interesting for its different architectural styles from the 15 th to 17 th centuries. also of very significant historical value. on the calle mayor between puerta del sol and palacio real.

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Bucharest, Romania
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It is great, great architecture, I find it more medieval. It is of hystoric and cultural interest for the building of the old City Hall, impressive building.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I was surprised that this little Plaza was not more busy considering its central location and being on the main tourist routes around the city. The architecture is most pleasant and worth a photo or two. Come back at night for an even better shot.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

15th, 15th and 17th century buildings, even older history for the square itself. Don't miss the chance to visit it with a book or a guide. During the night is beautifully illuminated, quite and inspiring.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

This plaza is between the Palacio Real and Plaza Mayor. Less touristy compared to Plaza Mayor, in fact we didn't see anyone at all in front of this square. We would have completely missed it if not for the tourist book we had.

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Swansea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This square was much quieter than some of the others we visited in Madrid, this certainly worked in its favour. The square is surrounded by some of Madrid’s oldest buildings and it was nice to take in some of the architecture without it being to busy. It was also a great place to get some photos.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

There are no restaurants or coffee-bars right on the plaza, like they are in Santa Ana Plaza, but this one is a lovely one, great architecture, beautiful buildings, quiet and peaceful for a great picture taken, and a quick stroll from Plaza Mayor, you can have a bite there, or at the San Miguel Market even better

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This small plaza has so much more going for it than the very large Plaza Mayor, here stands the former Town Hall, a statue of a Spanish Admiral above a pretty flower garden. We road through here on our cycling tour, and it was the starting and ending point of our tapas tour, it would seem to be a much... More

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caracas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

maybe the oldest square in town, it is close to the plaza mayor but does not have much to see or do in 1 minute you will see it all

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