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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice stop off spot on the way to the palace. Worth a few photos and resting your legs but not a lot to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pauly-101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nowadays it seems nearly impossible to enjoy this spot with comfort as it tends to be packed with tourists groups 24/7. It is still one of my favorite spots in the city and location of one of the oldest buildings in Madrid (Torre de los...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr_cooke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I checked this place out but it was on the way to royal palace. I was not sure about the significance of the place. I just took a panoramic shot and chilled out for a bit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vishnu R
Reviewed October 18, 2018

A small paved park that has its roots in the 1500's with buildings alongside from the same era in a great state of preservation. We were told you could enter some of the buildings but maybe the entrances are hidden because we couldn't find them....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I love the old squares in Europe and this one is nice. It’s not big but it feels like stepping back in time which is very cool. The buildings are quaint and well maintained.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite squares in Madrid. It is a time capsule of days gone by, with buildings on the square dating back to the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The buildings are very well preserved. In the center of the square is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

it was so quaint and small you wouldn’t notice there’s a plaza along the road you’re traversing. it was quite empty when we got there because perhaps it was siesta time? we’re supposed to do a quick exploration but time constraints prevented us to devote...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 811irenef
Reviewed August 24, 2018

A charming little plaza between plaza Major and the Almudena Cathedral. It is small, with interesting buildings (Gothic or Baroque) some of them from the 1,400s, travelling you back in time!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Savvas_Dr
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This square is less crowded compared to Plaza Mayor. Surrounding the square are old buildings. The garden in the centre is nice and well kept with a statue as its focal point.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Just off Plaza major, so not far to walk. Fairly small square, nice to look at but hardly anything on. Flagged by 'tat shops' which ruins it a bit. Great view, but not worth hanging around for.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Orange building in Plaza De La Villa (6 Replies)
We are staying here and our balcony backs on to Calle De Codo. There is a constant stream of tour groups outside the balcony. Can anyone tell me about this building as I have got time to do the tour :)
September 30, 2018|
Response fromshannon4477|
It's orange coloured with a tower next door
Jim R
Barajas Airport to Atocha via Cercanias (4 Replies)
Hi, I will be arriving in Madrid Barajas Airport on Saturday next week (9am) and would like to take the train to Atocha. I have bought a RENFE ticket to also take the train from Madrid Atocha to Barcelona Sants (AVE) the next day (Sunday). I was wondering, if I could use the "Cercanias" ticket to go from Barajas Airport to Madrid Atocha. I am not sure how long is the validity of the Cercanias ticket. I am planning to take the airport express bus as one of the options but I would like to know...More
October 11, 2014|
Response fromCadiz_lover|
The CercaniasCombinado has to be used 3 hours before time of your AVE train so don't think it will work. Always worth a try ! And if not just buy a ticket as it's cheap. Think €2.55 Only snag with Cercanias is the station is at Terminal 4 so if you arrive at this terminal then it is a great way to reach Atocha in my opinion.