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Guided Walking Tour of Historical Madrid
"First you will visit the “Madrid de los Austrias” (Royal Habsburgs) the Plaza Mayor and cross the Arc of Cutlers which is one of the nine ports of the Plaza Mayor. You'll continue through the ancient winding streets around and will head towards the nearby Plaza de la Villa the core of the medieval Madrid. Here we will admire some of the oldest buildings in Madrid. Such buildings as the Casa de Cisneros Lujanes
From EUR48.00
 
Madrid Walking Tour and Flamenco Show with Tapas
"Enjoy an evening walking tour with your guide through the old quarters of the city. See the impressive Plaza Mayor walk down the stairs of Arch of Cuchilleros and the winding streets and alleys around Plaza de la Villa. You will see some of the oldest buildings in the core of medieval Madrid including the House and Tower of Lujanes where French King François I was kept as a prisoner by Spanish Emperor Carlos V House of Cisneros and Casa de la Villa the former City Hall until 2007. You will also see the great neoclassic building of the Cathedral of Almudena and the beautiful Plaza de Oriente. Once the walking tour is finished
From EUR85.00
 
Madrid Guided Tour at Night
"Visit the most important points of Madrid while the night begins. Get to know and take unique pictures of the main buildings at night and enjoy a different way to appreciate the city. You will stop at the iconic Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) and have a chance to take great pictures from the outside. Another interesting point on this tours is the Gran Via you will visit the most famous street in the city of Madrid and know the daily life of the people living in this city. Let yourself amaze with the colorful and spectacular source of trade. Cross one of the most significant works of Spain for which construction over 300 houses had to be demolished affecting almost 50 streets. Thanks to the Gran Vía better communication between the center of Madrid (Calle Alcalá) and northwest of the city (Square of Spain) was achieved. Your ending point is one of the oldest squares of the city the Plaza Mayor. The Plaza Mayor is located in the center of Madrid a few meters from the square of Puerta del Sol
From $19.00

Plaza Mayor Tips (145)

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is like a vast arena. The walls of the square are formed by great residential buildings, with hundreds of inward facing balconies all offering the perfect view. And what sights they...
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antistar
Dec 07, 2016

Main Square 2

part two of my tips with more picturesPlaza Maypr maybe called the main square of Madrid, but the actual Town Square is located just a stone' throw away from Plaza Mayor, along Plaza De Villa, where...
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machomikemd
Oct 05, 2016

Main Square 1

Plaza Maypr maybe called the main square of Madrid, but the actual Town Square is located just a stone' throw away from Plaza Mayor, along Plaza De Villa, where the old Town Hall was located. Plaza...
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machomikemd
Oct 05, 2016

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is a central, rectangular square in the heart of Madrid. It is surrounded on all sides by three-level buildings and porticoes; it is connected to the city by nine passages. The Casa de...
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MichaelFalk1969
May 15, 2014

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor was built during the Habsburg period and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is just a few hundred meters from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor...
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Twan
Jan 06, 2014

Plaza Mayor

Great architecture, good place for lunch or souvenir shopping. This square was originally planned by Felipe II and his architect Juan de Herrera, but was inaugurated in 1620 during Felipe III's reign,...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 07, 2013

Plaza Mayor de Madrid

The Plaza Mayor is Madrid's main plaza, a huge enclosed square that over time has seen a variety of uses as varied as executions and bullfights.In the center is the equestrian statue of Phillip III,...
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GentleSpirit
May 01, 2013

The major square of Madrid

Plaza Mayor is surrounded by restaurants, souvenir shops, street artists and performers. With a history coming from late 16th century, it's no surprise that this square has become the center of...
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muratkorman
Dec 22, 2012

Embrace the Madness

I feel as if I ran a gamut of emotions with the Plaza Mayor on this trip. First there was the anticipation of finally returning, the disappointment of its tent and atmosphere, the joy of experiencing...
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garridogal
Aug 11, 2012

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is an elegant central square in Madrid. Its origins date back as far as 1576 when King Phillip asked Juan de Herrera an architect to redesign the Plaza del Araabal. Progress on the new...
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TooTallFinn24
Jul 22, 2012

Free Walking Tour

we were in Plaza Mayor just at around 10 am when we noticed a small group milling around 2 young men and a woman. we found out that they were volunteer guides who do not charge a rate, but you may...
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swiftfoot
Nov 21, 2011

Midnight at Plaza Major

I had expected the cafes to be full around midnight in Plaza Major. However, it seemed like most of the cafes were closing up and just a few folks milling about or finishing a beer or glass of wine....
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Roadquill
Aug 19, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Plaza Mayor

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Puerta De Toledo

The Puerta De Toledo (Gate of Toledo) is one of the remains of the 19 gates of the old City Walls of Madrid of which it was named as this gate is the nearest way going to Toledo from the Old Medieval...
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Plaza de la Villa

Unlike it's noisy neighbour, the Plaza Mayor, this square is a tranquil step backwards in time to a Madrid that is older than you typically see. It dates back to medieval times, and possesses three...
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Fuente de Cibeles

This is the centerpiece of the three fountains done along the Paseo Del Prado of which the other two are the Neptune Fountain and the Apollo Statue. Both the Neptune Fountain and the Cibeles fountain...
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La Latina

You can tell by the winding, narrow streets that this is the oldest part of Madrid. Even if the buildings are relatively recent, the streets still follow the pattern of the old Islamic Medina that was...
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Paseo Del Prado

Paseo del Prado is a large road that starts from Cibeles square with a big pedestrian pavement at the center. The nice gardens with beautiful flowers along the way, some interesting fountains (check...
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Chueca

es un barrio de moda. hay muchas tiendas de moda aqui y tambien muchos restaurantes con comida diferente de espana (mexicana, asia, italiano). calle de libertad tiene muchas restaurantes buenas. es el...
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