Plaza de Canalejas
Plaza de Canalejas
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The name of the square translates as "Canal Square", but nothing similar to canals is observed here or nearby. This is because the square got its name in honor of the chairman of the Spanish Government, José Canalejas, who was killed in 1912 by anarchists in front of a bookstore on this square. There is a memorial plaque on one of the buildings about this. The most beautiful and notable house on the square is the Allende House (with a turret), which again has nothing to do with the famous President of Chile, who died heroically during Pinochet's fascist coup in 1973
Written September 6, 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This square near Puerta del Sol had one of the most amazing Christmas lights I have seen. So it was very crowded with people and cars.

The square is lined with beautiful buildings like the stunning Hispano Americano Bank Building which has now the most exclusive shopping center Galleria Canalejas.
Written January 11, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Plaza De Canalejas is a beautiful plaza that is always worth a look .
To be honest ,to call it a plaza is misleading as that implies a square,this is more of a wide boulevard but that said it's still cool ,the architectural gem here is Casa De Allende, an absolutely fantastic looking building, theres also some other grand buildings here and on and along Plaza De Canalejas are plenty of pubs,bars and restaurants, it's a very busy area and day or night is always busy with a great atmosphere.
Well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written September 8, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Plaza De Canalejas is a wonderful square to visit if you're planning a holiday to Madrid,thing is this is not exactly a square but a sort of broad boulevard ,architecture here is superb ,great looking buildings proliferate Plaza De Canalejas with the most beautiful being Casa De Allende ,one of the most beautiful structures in the city .
Well worth checking out if you're in the area .
Written September 30, 2023
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Arunima K
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Unfriendly place. Bread taken back after giving false expectations based on which we ordered. Thought Spanish people were more friendly.
Written April 1, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Plaza de Canalejas is a small by crowded and very busy square. There are numerous shops around this place, including cafes, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, fashion boutiques and others. And there is some beautiful architecture to look at as well. People flock to this area like flies, or at least that is what we experienced on the day we visited! Perhaps it is better at other times. Worth checking out if you are in the vicinity.
Written July 3, 2019
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dicod712
Oslos, Denmark344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Beautiful square surrounded by spectacular old building.
Surrounding area must have more bars and restaurants than most entire countries.
Like most of Madrid can be crazy busy till the early hours of the morning.
Do not miss.
Written November 9, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Plaza De Canalejas is a wonderful square that we passed through as we were wandering around this part of town.
Although in my opinion this plaza looks more like a wide boulevard than a square but that said it's still a fantastic area.
The architecture is awesome here with some splendid art deco buildings that look amazing and there's some great cafes and bars not just in the plaza but on the streets leading off from the square.
It's an extremely busy and vibrant area and if crowds are not your thing then avoid as this place seems to be packed day and night.
Well worth checking out.
Written June 12, 2018
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Neta_Avivi
Tel Aviv, Israel3,495 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Very busy square in Madrid. Looking around you can see several beautiful old buildings. Overall, it is very crowded so it is hard to enjoy the area.
Written December 26, 2017
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Plaza de Canalejas is next to the busy main street and crowds are continually walking through and it doesn't feel like a square as such, more like part of the strret.
Written November 26, 2017
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