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“Simply beautiful and gorgeous!”
Review of Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
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Avila and Salamanca Tour from Madrid
Ranked #3 of 101 things to do in Salamanca
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 18th-century square is one of the largest in Spain.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is like the central square of Salamanca, that is so huge and big in size and really in the shape of a square (unlike old towns of other cities). The buildings covering the entire area was beautiful and gorgeous that stood over centuries of time!

From the external view, it was like they were joint "continuously" with a gap. For locals or even tourists, this is the "meeting point" and a short walk down the stairs here is actually the dropoff/pickup point for passengers via tour coaches.

Right now, it was very crowded as you could see visitors and locals all over the place. Around the square are shops and cafes and next to them are the walkways and lanes (streets) and will lead you inside to the old town, heading to the Cathedral and other buildings/areas around. Right there, you will be able to find more gift/souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants, pastry and confectioneries etc. (do check out my earlier posts of these places here too)

Highly recommended for a visit to indulge in the nice and wonderful atmosphere!

Thank ZfyEd
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

After a great meal you could not ask for more than standing in the Plaza Mayor and watching the unbelievable sound and light show that is on around 16-17-18 of June, seeing is believing!!

Thank 900jameswilliamb
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A lot of tourist and locals there. Great place to see everyone. You can meet friends and new friends too.

Thank silviabuckley
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Wide open square with beautiful buildings around the space and arcades lining it all. There are lots of cafes with outdoor seating to enjoy people watching and a beverage or meal. One of my favorite spots in Spain!

Thank jojobhai
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Probably the biggest Plaza Major in Spain.
Great architecture, keep looking up!
Lots of Restaurants and bars around the perimeter.
Stop anywhere, for a coffee or Glass of something stronger and watch the world go bye.
Then wonder the outside for more impressive buildings and restaurants.

Thank MiguelitoyCat
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