Madrid - Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid (PDF Chapter)
This is the Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid chapter from Lonely Planet’s Madrid guidebook.
The hub of Madrid’s most medieval quarter, Plaza Mayor is a place both to admire and to get your bearings. It’s the square where so many explorations of the neighbourhood (and wider city) begin.
- learn why locals are obsessed with food, and experience the irresistible buzz that goes with going out for tapas in the capital, at Mercado de San Miguel
- soak up the grandeur of Palacio Real, Madrid’s seat of royal power and one of its most imposing architectural landmarks
- spend time in Plaza de la Villa, one of the city’s most architecturally pleasing corners
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, and Sports & Activities.
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