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Unique Plaza

For those looking for a large, expansive plaza, this is likely not a destination spot. In the same breath the smaller make up of the plaza gives it a unique feeling to it as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just off Calle Mayor is this beautiful quiet flower laden plaza with a statue of Alvaro de Bazán. There are no shops or cafes but it can be used as a shortcut.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small plaza that has a clean look and some historic buildings overlooking it. There are no cafes or bars or restaurants overlooking here and this is more to explore for 10 minutes and to take a few pictures.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

For those looking for a large, expansive plaza, this is likely not a destination spot. In the same breath the smaller make up of the plaza gives it a unique feeling to it as it does not have the shops lining its interior courtyard.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a picturesque, small square not far down Calle Mayor from Plaza Mayor. There are often military ceremonies held in this square due to the government building (I forget its function, but that's not so important as it isn't a tourist destination in itself) that takes up one whole side of the square.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The square is small, quiet and beautiful and is one of the best example of trypical Madrid baroque architecture. The square is dominated by the old ayuntamento but all the palaces and buildings around it are worth seeing.

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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We came across this delightful little plaza en-route to the Royal Palace. A mix of interesting architecture, it's worth a photo stop.

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Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This square is a quite place in the center of Madrid. You can take a break from noisy streets of Madrid and just sit and relax.

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Thank Anna Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The plaza has different styles of arquitecture and seems to be one of the very few squares to have survived the passing of time.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is a peaceful oasis not far from the Royal Palace and it's unusual to see a charming square like this without the ubiquitous restaurant tables. Well worth a visit.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is one of the oldest squars of Madrid, a nice small square on which the former city hall is situated.

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Centro
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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