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City Walking Tours in Madrid
from the Plaza Mayor to La Almudena Cathedral


Plaza Mayor


The Plaza Mayor (main square) of Madrid is the ideal starting point for the Madrid city tour and meeting point with its marketplace, bullfights and festivities. There are nine archways in this lively square of Madrid flanked by shops, marquee shaded outdoor cafés, street artists, etc. The San Miguel Market is a charming market worth a visit after the Calle (street) de Ciudad Rodrigo. The El Púlpito Bar and Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas Restaurant located down from the Cava de San Miguel to the Arco de Cuchilleros is a nice place to experience the historical scene of Madrid.

The St. Michael’s Basilica (San Miguel) located down from the San Justo Street is the next sight to see. Las Jerónimas del Corpus Christi and Madrid’s other town square of the Plaza de la Villa with the Lujanes Tower here attracts the visitors. Along from the narrow passage the visitors will come across to the Cisneros House and the Casa de la Villa (City Hall) as it is the end of the square.

Next comes the Calle Mayor and at the end of the street there stands the Abrantes Palace which is a 17th century building and after, the Duke of Uceda’s Palace are the places to see here. Convent of the Holy Sacrament and the Emir Mohammed I Park are the next sights. Moorish Walls of Maherit salutes the visitors next and along the way from the park there stands the the neo-Gothic crypt of La Almudena Cathedral.

The sights from the Plaza Mayor to La Almudena include;

  • Plaza Mayor (1)

  • San Miguel Market (2)

  • Arco de Cuchilleros (3)

  • St. Michael’s Basilica (4)

  • Convent of Las Jerónimas del Corpus Christi (5)

  • Plaza de la Villa (6)

  • Lujanes Tower (7)

  • Cisneros House (8)

  • Casa de la Villa (City Hall) (9)

  • Abrantes Palace (10)

  • Duke of Uceda’s Palace (Palacio de los Consejos) (11)

  • Convent of the Holy Sacrament (12)

  • Emir Mohammed I Park (13)

  • La Almudena Cathedral (14)

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