Plaça de la Cebada

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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • La Latina • 2 min walk
  • Puerta de Toledo • 6 min walk

3.5
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,077 contributions
Busy plaza,busy area.
Sep 2019 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I had jumped the metro down to the wonderful and eclectic La Latina neighbourhood to explore and one of the first area's we visited was Plaza De La Cebada.
Plaza De La Cebada ( Barley Square ) is a rich,vibrant ,multicultural district of Madrid, during the day it's a nice area to stroll around, it's cool, reminds me so much of some area's of Berlin such as Friedrichshain, although not to my taste theres lots of street art ( graffiti ) but it adds to the eclectic vibe of the area,of a night this area is electric, so many pubs, bars and restaurants, a cool locals atmosphere, I love it,its just so cool and exciting.
The plaza is quite nice,theres a theatre here,some interesting buildings and great cafes,its most definitely well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written September 17, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia33,863 contributions
Street art, of sorts....
Oct 2018 • Couples
Plaza de la Cebada is a place with some history. You will not see the history as it was, however, but you will see lots of street art, or grafitti, or whatever people wish to call it. Some of it is quite tasteful, some not so much. Art is in the eye of the beholder! The Plaza did not seem to offer much during the day, when we passed by. Perhaps it changes during the evening, but we don't know. If you are thinking of visiting, perhaps you should double check before going out of your way. There are some shops in the vicinity, where you can sit and have something to eat or drink. The plaza is in the La Latina area, which is a lovely, multicultural district, so there is lots of variety and culture. The history is quite rich, but one bit concerns the naming of the plaza. The name comes from the fact that farmers would bring their barley, or cebada, to this area to work on and sell. The not so good part would be taken as fodder for the king's horses, as well as the whole cavalry, and the best bits would be on sale at the local market.
Written July 6, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,077 contributions
Interesting
May 2018 • Friends
Interesting plaza in the vibrant and eclectic La Latina neighbourhood.
A lively area with nice little tapa bars and cafes,some interesting architecture and although not to my taste some graffiti covered walls that some people find attractive.
Of a night this plaza and area is bouncing with a great party atmosphere.
Well worth checking out.
Written June 20, 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,479 contributions
Interesting Plaza.
Apr 2018 • Couples
The Plaza de la Cebada (Barley Square) is a traditional part of La Latina and houses the Mercado de la Cebada on Calle de Toledo. It dates from the 16th century when it was used as a market for vegetables, cereals and pork products. This square also includes the space created at the junction of Toledo, Maldonadas and San Millán streets. There is a small fountain in the middle as a roundabout. It is located in the Latin Quarter with plenty of stalls, bars, cafes, small shops, theatre and market. If you like street art (graffiti to me) there is plenty to see, some tasteful but mostly unsightly.
Written May 23, 2018
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Ástrún S
60 contributions
cool place
May 2017 • Friends
After you get tapas ad Cava Baja, you should go out for a walk in this area. LA latina, check these stores out, the graffiti. you get a lot of cool pictures
Written June 28, 2017
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102travelgal123
Redlands, CA14 contributions
Such an interesting place
Sep 2016 • Family
We were staying in Madrid in September, and visited the Plaza, what a wonderful find! The little stalls serving food were mostly all very good, and extremely reasonable. If you are traveling here, and have a place to cook, I highly recommend getting your supplies from here, everything is very fresh, and the vendors are all friendly and helpful
Written January 8, 2017
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Les L
St. Petersburg, FL16,217 contributions
Great people-watching
Jun 2016 • Friends
Nice, small plaza with lots of people hanging out and many bars and restaurants in the area plus the Mercado.
Written July 28, 2016
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Ayat Mekki
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates311 contributions
Walk up to Plaza De La Paja
Aug 2014
Embark at the La Latina Metro and walk up to Plaza De La Paja, enjoying the beautiful buildings and the church as you walk. Plaza de La Paja is an adorable little Plaza with a few restaurants and tapas bars and a vegetarian restaurant too. We sat there for drinks and tapas and had a great time people watching.
Written August 30, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Full of People
Dec 2013 • Couples
The Plaza de la Cebada is one of the main plazas of the Barrio de la Latina. There is a very large market here with a large parking lot beneath it. Close to it is where they hold the weekly rastro flea market on Sundays.
Written January 6, 2014
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skankis
1,491 contributions
lively
Nov 2013
we stumbled across this plaza many times. always packed with people. the actual mercado de la cebada is gorgeous. the saralls are so classy and all the food is layed out like a piece of art. a must see while in madrid.
Written December 21, 2013
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