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Plaza de la Villa

Address: Madrid, Spain (Centro)
Phone Number: 91 588 2908
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Ranked #82 of 438 Attractions in Madrid
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When I walked into this square I felt like I had taken a step back in time. The square is surrounded on three sides by the old city hall and two mansions, the fourth side being a street. It is great to see the architecture and to feel like you are in a different place.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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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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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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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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