We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plaza de la Villa

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 588 2908
Improve this listing
Ranked #87 of 488 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
40 visitor photos
Write a Review

84 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    28
    38
    18
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
734 reviews 734 reviews
422 attraction reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
118 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
494 reviews 494 reviews
325 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Malaga, Spain
Top Contributor
2,346 reviews 2,346 reviews
2,106 attraction reviews
2,073 helpful votes 2,073 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bucharest, Romania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
131 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
155 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
89 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Plaza de la Villa also viewed

Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 

Been to Plaza de la Villa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Plaza de la Villa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing