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Madrid Guided Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show
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Huge plaza packed with cafes, bars and tourists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“people watch” (295 reviews)
“christmas market” (127 reviews)
“big square” (81 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Centro
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"people watch"
in 295 reviews
"christmas market"
in 127 reviews
"big square"
in 81 reviews
"street performers"
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"beautiful square"
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"souvenir shops"
in 84 reviews
"tapas"
in 370 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 174 reviews
"puerta del sol"
in 94 reviews
"paella"
in 63 reviews
"tourists"
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"spiderman"
in 76 reviews
"architecture"
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"perimeter"
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"coins"
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Reviewed today

Come see Plaza Mayor at night, it's a completely different vibe from the day crowd and in a good way. On the weekends you can expect a variety of vendors selling everything from lottery tickets, to stamps and rare coins but at night there are...More

Thank betty4910
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Reviewed today

A very vibrant square with lots of cafes (VERY overpriced) and lots of things to grab your attention - singers, jugglers etc. Good fun and free!

Thank MatureAdult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting and you need to wander around and see it but best avoided.....unless you are joining a walking tour or popping into the Tourist office. The interesting places are in the side/baxk streets. Beware of the pick pockets and scammers!!

Thank Gabrielle P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Plaza is alive and full of activity. Music, food, shopping, photography and tapas of every kind imaginable. Visit the side streets for hidden gems in food and shopping. Go down to the Cuevas, Botín and Cuchillero. Drink some wine or a beer or two....More

Thank pompy51
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a truly boring & uninspiring place at least today when even the tourists appear to be elsewhere and wait staff attempting to coral.the few. Think this is one of the shoddiest restoration areas seen not just here but in the old city itself. Quite...More

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ah, the setting is fantastic! What’s not to love....well the restaurants are all tourist traps with pretty mediocre food and there are vendors galore pushing knocks off of things. This really takes away from the atmosphere and we were sorry to see this tackiness. Especially...More

Thank AdamMRB
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the first attractions we visited during our recent tour of Spain. The city had just experienced some rainfall so there were puddles on the cobbled square. The evening was cool and the cafes skirting the impressive structure were well lit -...More

Thank veer2808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To many this place is Madrid heart. It is a perfect place to enjoy a Sangria with family an friends. Plenty of great places to pick from. They have always a lit of cultural events a fun for the kids. A no-miss place.

Thank Albert G
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place, but quickly seen. Many places to sit to eat, but a real turist trap. We just walked through.

Thank Barbro60
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Reviewed yesterday

Finding the plaza after wandering around the narrow twisting streets was half the fun. When we got there, we sat on the base of a statue and spent a good half hour just watching the world go round.

Thank 551melm
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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
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Mary B
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Where to stay is a tough question. There's such a variety of accommodation in all the European cities. Your best bet is to use one of the sites that shows prices and locations on a map, put in your criteria, and see what... More
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October 27, 2017|
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Response from Oenedgar | Reviewed this property |
You might want to consider the Hotel Claridge 4*. It is a bit closer to the Prado and St. Jeranimos. All said, there a lots of churches and taxis are clean, plentiful and in expensive so you might also consider Hotel... More
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alulrichs
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Liz D | Reviewed this property |
Plaza Major is a square where you can eat/drink at various different bars/restaurants right in the middle of Madrid. There's so much to do near here I would definitely include it on any Madrid list
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