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Plaza de la Villa

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 588 2908
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Ranked #97 of 515 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Almere, The Netherlands
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277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Casa de la Villa is the former Town Hall of Madrid, located at the picturesque Plaza de la Villa, near Plaza Mayor. Plaza de la Villa is constructed in the 15th century and is the oldest square in Madrid. At that time it was the central square of the tiny Castilian village. Casa de la Villa was built between... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
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277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Plaza de la Villa is the oldest square in Madrid. When you walk from Plaza Mayor through Calle Mayor towards the Royal Palace, the quiet Plaza de la Villa is on the left side. The oldest house of Madrid, the Torre de los Lujanos is built in the 15th century at this square. At that time the Plaza de la... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Unfortunatly like most of Madrid they try to clean everthing but the idiots / or whomever spoil everthing by urinating in every spot you walk past and the other effects of too much beer etc . Shame really. Plus the amount of beggers etc trying to get money from you doesn.t Help. I really thing Madrid should get a grip... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Another pretty little plaza that's worth visiting as you wander through central Madrid. There's some history associated with this plaza and it might be worth trying to overhear a tour leader if you're interested.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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62 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Rich in history - the original town hall, the oldest building in Madrid with little alleyways leading off to other interesting stores and tapas bars - a historical must see

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Neath, United Kingdom
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118 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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328 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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