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Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

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7,425 Reviews
Calle Gerona 4, Madrid

The Basics

Plaza Mayor has played host to a variety of festivities throughout history, including bull fights, executions during the Spanish Inquisition, and soccer matches. The most prominent of the buildings in the plaza is the Casa de la Panadería, or House of the Baker's Guild, which today serves municipal and cultural functions. There are also shops and eateries that occupy the ground level and provide refreshments for hungry and thirsty travelers admiring the square. The plaza is included on most Madrid city tours—including walking tours, biking tours, Segway tours, and food tours—alongside other popular attractions such as the Prado Museum, Royal Palace, Plaza de Oriente, and Plaza de España.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Madrid

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Madrid local approved! Its a must!
Ashley_A, Jun 2021
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
This place is fantastic! A local in Madrid, I consider this place a must visit whether you living in Madrid or are here on vacation. The owners are fun, enthusiastic, professional and very knowledgeable. This is my go to wine shop and wine tasting venue. I have done several wine tastings here and I always have a blast!
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Thoroughly Enjoyable!
Abigail_W, May 2021
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
Excellent time- our host was lively and we learned so much while having good laughs and enjoying the wine. Will be highly recommending to my friends and coming back to visit the shop!
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Conversation
lavdim_a, Oct 2020
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
AMAZING! it was my first wine tasting (with my girlfriend) and we had so much fun with Luke as the host. I will buy my wine just there!
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Good wines and good information
Daniel_S, Mar 2020
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
Great atmosphere and good casual Spanish wine information. We had a good time with Roque and went for lunch with the rest of participants afterwards.
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Fun, informative wine tasting!
Kelly, Feb 2020
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
Great way to spend a little over an hour in Madrid! Learned a ton about Spanish wine and the proper way to taste. Fun to meet other participants from all over the world. Roque was knowledgeable, personable and had us all laughing. We got to try 3 different wines. Would definitely recommend!
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Brilliant experience
David, Feb 2020
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
An absolutely brilliant and informative experience! I’d recommend it to anyone. You’ll learn something I guarantee you.... Great value for money!
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Awesome time!!
Catherine_L, Feb 2020
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
We had a wonderful time!! Luke was a great host and it was an awesome experience at a good price. We'll be back!
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Fun while wine tasting!
pbrosensteel, Feb 2020
Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor
We had an amazing time exploring Spanish wines with our small group. Luke was a charming host, regaling us with funny stories and witty banter. An all around great experience!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Plaza Mayor is a major landmark in Madrid and a must-see for first-time visitors.

  • Visit the plaza as part of a small group or private city tour for a deeper understanding of its history.

  • When exploring the area, remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.

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How to Get There

The easiest way to get to Plaza Mayor on your own is to take the metro (Line 2) to Sol station.

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When to Get There

While Plaza Mayor can get crowded, especially during peak summer season, the festive atmosphere is part of its appeal. The plaza is an excellent place to stop for a coffee or a drink in the afternoon, or for an al fresco dinner in the evening.

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The Calamari Sandwich

Both Madrid and the restaurants surrounding Plaza Mayor are famous for calamari sandwiches: French bread stuffed with battered and golden-fried squid rings, often served with aioli and a wedge of lemon. Try it with “una caña” a small, ice-cold draft beer.

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