Plaza de la Paja
Plaza de la Paja
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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 • 5 min walk
  • Tirso de Molina • 8 min walk

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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Plaza de la Paja is one of the most visited tourist spots in Madrid. It is located in the very picturesque Barrio de la Latina. It's relatively quiet because it's far from a major road, but it has several restaurants and cafes if you're just looking to chill. A square with a unique charm.
Written February 4, 2022
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ulrikljungberg
Madrid, Spain89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I love sitting on the square and have some food or just a drink. It’s very hard to get a table if the weather is nice. On the square you have La Musa which is a great modern tapas place. Naia is also a great place to go for a fresh and well cooked dinner. In the bottom corner you have the beautiful garden (free to go in) called El Jardín del Príncipe de Anglona. Specially nice when the roses are in bloom.
Written December 2, 2019
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
This is a great place to sit down and have a drink at one of the numerous bars. It has a nice view to the chapel of the bishop, a church from the 16th century. The square used to be in the outskirts of Madrid, and nowadays is at the heart of downtown Madrid.
It is also nice to be in a pedestrian square with no cars around!
Written November 1, 2020
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BeastiePV
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The plaza got its name from the responsibility of the neighborhood to provide hay for the bishop's palace and the town hall. It's now no longer a center of commerce or a neighborhood for the aristocracy. Gran Plaza has replaced it. But you can sense the depths of its history. See Wikipedia. I enjoy the plaza because I am reading a novel that is situated in the neighborhood and mentions nearby San Andres church and El Retiro. You might enjoy the novel: The Time in Between by Maria Duenas.
Written November 4, 2016
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Arn E
Stockholm, Sweden490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a nice quiet square with a few restaurants/cafés in the old Centro/Latina quarters. Don't miss the gated small garden on the western side of the Plaza.
Written March 26, 2019
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Winesurgeon
Frederiksberg, Denmark1,668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
In early morning everything is so wonderful, later at lunch time more people around and in the evening mostly young people are having a romance or eating, drinking.But this is a fantastic place in great surroundings, we always go there, when in Madrid.
Written October 26, 2015
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Albert M
Miami, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Very good gastronomic offers , very quiet to spend the time, ideal at night. you can enjoy a beautiful Neighborhood of Madrid.
Written May 9, 2023
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Sandra V
3,484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
Very nice place to spend a good time in a terrace. Very quite even close to Palacio Real and other very visited and placed.
Written November 6, 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Madrid is justifiably famous for its innumerable plaza's, plaza De La Paja was one such beautiful plaza we visited on our nine days holiday to Madrid.
This plaza is superb up on the hill,great architecture abounds around the plaza and the streets running into Plaza De La Paja,theres a great looking church here and some great pubs,bars and restaurants ,we were here on a roasting hot Friday late afternoon, we visited a couple of bars here,enjoyed some iced cold Mahou beers and chilled out and took in the great views of this plaza.
Well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Madrid.
Written September 23, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Plaza de la Paja is another nice plaza in one of Madrid's interesting areas. A few shops in the vicinity, including cafes and restaurants, but not too many trees, just a few for some shade in the summer. Worth stopping by.
Written June 29, 2019
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