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Enjoy Fantastic View of Grandeur Architecture and Historical Landscape of Plaza Mayor
How to Get Tickets?
Good news, you can explore Plaza Mayor for free! There's no admission fees needed to enter the plaza, though of course you'll need to pay for food and drinks if you're planning to buy some meals at the restaurant nearby.
How To Get Around?
Getting around Plaza Mayor is easy. Located at the heart of Madrid city, there are many other major attractions in Madrid located within walking distance. Mercado de San Miguel Market is just one-minute away from the Plaza. Or you can hop into another Madrid's famous plaza called Puerta Del Sol where you can view various inspiring statues such as a Bear Statue, Tio Pepe Sign, Kilometer Zero plaque and a beautiful fountain. Nearby is Almudena Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Madrid and the famed Palacio Real is just right next to it.
What Should I Wear?
There's no particular dress code required if you are visiting Plaza Mayor. Dress as fashionable and as comfortable as you want! You might want to get dressy a little bit if you're going to spend the night by hitting a bar or cafe in the area. Though you might want to wear more reserved clothing (no exposing bare shoulders and thighs) if you're going to the cathedral afterwards.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Plaza Mayor is in Spring or in Fall, when the weather is relatively nice and not too hot. During weekends and festival days, the plaza will be packed with people! If you don't mind with the crowds, you can immerse yourself more in festive atmospheres. In fact, Christmas celebrations held in Plaza Mayor is truly something else, the entire plaza is decorated with floating multi-colored lanterns, bazaar, and kiddie rides. A miniature of Bethlehem city including clay figures depicting the birth of Jesus are also being put on display.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you'll be fine exploring Plaza Mayor and its surrounding on your own.
How To Get There?
To reach Plaza Mayor, take Metro Train Line 2 to Sol Station. From the station, it only take few minutes walk to the Plaza.