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Plaza de la Villa

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 588 2908
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Ranked #88 of 442 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Neath, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This square is surronded by many historic buildings. The oldest being the Torre de los Lujanes. Don't miss the enclosed bridge linking the Casa de Cisneros to the town hall.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you walk from Plaza Mayor towards the Royal Palace, you will come across this small, historical square that hosts 15th to 17th c Spanish buildings. The largest building on the right hand side, as you face this inverted U-shape square, used to be the old city hall (Casa de la Villa). The City of Madrid has an unaccountable number... More

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Near downtown Madrid one can find the Plaza de la Villa. It is a nice square and there is a beautiful and historic building there that was the old city hall of the city. There is a statue of Alvaro de Bazan, made by the famous sculptor Mariano Benlliure. He was the Spanish admiral who planned the invasion of England... More

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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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77 helpful votes 77 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 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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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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