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Plaza de la Villa

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Address: Distrito Centro, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 588 2908
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Very pretty

It's a nice square where you can just do a quick walk through. It's also very pretty at night when they have the lights on the building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Little Rock, Arkansas

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice square where you can just do a quick walk through. It's also very pretty at night when they have the lights on the building.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Plaza de la Villa is a small but lovely square, with the city's old town hall and the city's oldest building surrounding it. Worth a quick photo stop.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Tiny little square with few historical buildings, including Madrid’s oldest one, next to the Calle Mayor and nearby the Plaza Mayor. This is where we were heading to when we found this little gem. On the middle of the square a statue is guarding the charming old houses.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This square has several old buildings to have a look at from the outside (including the oldest house in Madrid) and a statue. There are no benches on which to sit while you admire the architecture! Allow ten minutes for a visit.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Take a look at this charming little square in the old quarter. It's a great place to stop for a while and take in the architecture.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't advise to make up a plan for special visit to this place. You can check it if you pass by, nothing special really, just a tiny square, like millions of others in Madrid.

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The Plaza de la Villa is located beside the Calle Mayor. There are three buildings there that are of historic value. It used to be the center of the old medieval quarter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We just happened across this spot on our wanderings and stopped to take a better look as it was unexpected compared to the rest of the aesthetic in the area! A lovely little square to stop for a minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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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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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