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“The most beautiful I've ever seen”
Review of Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
Ranked #3 of 83 things to do in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 18th-century square is one of the largest in Spain.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It is indeed the most beautiful one I have been to. My family and I arrived the in the end of the afternoon, on a summer day. We took pictures there and had a hard time to avoid the crowd appearing in them. Never mind, summer in Spain! People gathering in squares, sitting down on the floor, chatting, having a drink and even a Mc Donald's meal. We sat at Don Mauro (quite pricy but worth the mean and the atmosphere) and stayed there from 8pm till 11pm. We watched the sunset at 10pm and we were right there when the square was lit. A round of applause from everyone who eyewitnessed that! Minutes of silence for admiration (not enought!). Squares with the same name (Plaza Mayor) can be found in almost every city in Spain. The Madrid one is far uglier and dirtier. I doubt you will find a prettier one than that of Salamanca.

Thank Carla_Thiago
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A beautiful square with lots of cafes, restaurants, and ice cream parlors where you can sit with a coffee or a beer and just watch the world go by. There is always somewhere in the shade and so the restaurants are used at different times of the day.
Beautiful architecture and just lovely to relax after sight seeing. I believe it is a hub at night, but didn't stay that long.

Thank sunnypeas
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

It's a lovely plaza, certainly one of the most beautiful. Find a table at one of the myriad cafes, order a cortado or a glass of wine, and just enjoy!

Thank MsNYProf
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Beautiful both during the day and night. Very lively at night but also extremely touristy. I recommend the sides streets for a more authentic feel and less expensive ice-cream.

Thank SGtravelfan
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The most beautiful plaza in Spain with loads of atmosphere. Lots of good restaurants in and around and not expensive.

Thank GranvilleB82
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