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it would have been fun if we had more time to spend in this splendid road which showcased a lot of stores selling all sorts of anything spanish - souvenir items ranging from key chains, ref magnets, shirts to shoes among others.
a pretty busy...More
Busy during the days with some of Madrid's most interesting shops and restaurants. Also tons of tourist haunts to avoid. Hard to explain to someone which are which so go with a Spanish friends. Lots of great tapa bars at night in the area. Again...More
Calle Mayor starts at the west side of central Madrid by the Royal Palace and runs by Plaza Major, Puerta del Sol and all the way to the Prado Museum (okay, it's not called Calle Mayor at this point but it's the same street). You...More
Starting from the beautiful Santa Maria La Real De La Almudena down through to Plaza Puente Del Sol this street is packed with all manner of shops,pubs,bars,restaurants and fantastic architecture.
It's a very busy street ,it's a major destination for hordes of tourists and packed...More
This runs from Puerta Del Sol to Plaza Mayor and beyond to the Cathedral. It’s a busy road lots of shoe shops and souvenir shops and cafes and passes Mercado San Miguel too. Lots of old buildings and interesting architecture to admire worth remembering to...More
This road is one of the main artery roads heading east to west and connects various attractions. It has a num ber of interesting shops and cafes however to be honest the side streets especially to the north are rather more interesting than this road...More
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.