Qype: Plaza Mayor in Madrid

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Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is a famous tourist hotspot in central Madrid, a beautiful city square lined with tiny little tourist shops and tapas bars.

A picturesque spot with a Convent Garden-type feel, this is the best place in Old Madrid to kick back with a glass of wine in the sunshine and listen to the buskers, watch the mime artists and laugh at people pretending to be statues or weird goat-men dressed as pom-poms… maybe that last one was just us.

Even if it’s a grotty day and there’s nothing so exciting happening, it’s worth wandering around here just to appreciate the incredible architecture of Juan Gómez de Mora, dating back to 1790.

Oh, and apparently (according to Wikipedia): “If you look around today you can still see the blood on the walls from some of the bull fights held in earlier years.” Lovely.

Check out my review of Plaza Mayor – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype

Plaza Mayor

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