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Calle Mayor, Madrid, Spain
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All reviews del sol busy street great street main artery interesting street souvenir shops san miguel market royal palace puerto passes cathedral thoroughfare cafeterias linking architecture attractions stroll
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 811irenef
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We loved this street between Sol, the Plaza Mayor and the market, it’s full of independent shops and cafes and great to meander down and soak up the vibes of Madrid

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Most people coming to Madrid will come across this main road. It runs between attractions but does not offer much itself.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

Thank John B
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 936sophiap
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Calle Mayor is leading from the Puerta del Sol to the Almudena Cathedral. It is passing very near the Plaza Mayor and Mercado de San Miguel. Every tourist will walk at some point on this busy street.

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This street is a main avenue between Puerto de Sol and Plaza Mayor. Loaded with shops and cafes but really just a means to get from one place to another.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 22 February 2018

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

Thank sheepygold
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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
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