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Plaza Mayor

Spain > Madrid

History of the Plaza Mayor

Originally called Plaza de Arrabel, the Plaza Mayor was supposed to be built under the reign of Philip II. However construction didn't begin until 1617, underĀ the reign of Philip III.

Formerly used for public executions, royal family events, festivals, and even football games, Plaza Mayor oozes history and culture. Make this a stop before you explore the city of Madrid. Both locals and tourists frequent its many cafes and boutiques, and you won't be disappointed!

Opening Times

Throughout the Year

  • Open Daily: 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Plaza Mayor


Community of Madrid

Spain 28012

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