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Plaza de la Villa

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Address: Distrito Centro, Madrid, Spain
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Splendid architecture in a tranquil Plaza

Even though the Plaza is just off busy Calle Mayor it is a quiet and peaceful location. Surrounded on three sides with notable architecture it has fine examples of the local 17th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Plaza de la Villa is a small plaza just off Calle Mayor and a short walk away from Plaza Mayor. There are different styles and ages of buildings facing onto the garden and statue of Admiral Don Álvaro de Bazán’s: 16th century Spanish Naval Commander. The largest building is the former Town Hall of Madrid or Casa de la Villa,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a charming little plaza its not a huge grand plaza like some of the others in Madrid. Which might actually be a bit of a welcome respite. The bonus of no traffic as well. Surrounding the plaza are some of Madrids most ancient buildings. Although not the grandest plaza in the city by far it really does have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

its one of the quieter areas of madrid so if you need a break from all the mayhem and horn tooting take a trip here, Its got some beautiful buildings, not grand as such but really pretty would recommend a visit here

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Plaza de la Villa is located near the Calle Mayor, so it is easily seen by people walking along that street. It has some historic buildings and good architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Even though the Plaza is just off busy Calle Mayor it is a quiet and peaceful location. Surrounded on three sides with notable architecture it has fine examples of the local 17th century baroque style. It was interesting to see the extensive brickwork facades. One grand edifice is the former home of the city council before it moved to Palacio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Shockingly beautiful little plaza, great architecture, beautiful statue, lovely flowers. Just couldn't get enough of it. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

i think this is the loveliest square in madrid, with wonderful early modern (16th-17th century) architecture. just really pretty. plaza mayor is wonderful, and majestic, but this is unencumbered by the rampant tourism that hampers enjoyment of mayor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

One of the oldest in town judging by beautiful buildings from which this square is surrounded, "Plaza de la Villa" located in the heart of the city between the Plaza Major and the Almudena Cathedral, is almost an obligation to go here to see this architectural spectacle .  

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On Calle Mayor almost hidden away is the very endearing Plaza de la Villa which houses the former governmental building of the middle ages and Casa de la Villa which was once a prison and Town Hall for the City of Madrid, also there is Casa de los Lujanes. Easy overlooked but worth finding this beautiful sqaure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A short walk from Plaza mayor is the often overlooked Plaza de la Villa, home to some of Madrid's oldest surviving buildings, some dating back to the 15th century. Well worth a visit.

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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