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buzzing local venue

This is an attractive square which really buzzes. When we were there there was a market and a real... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Dave_Cowley_Road
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Popular square

Plaza del Dos de Mayo is popular local families with the kids playing on the facilities and people... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Nomadman411978
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London, United Kingdom
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10 Apr 2018
“buzzing local venue”
25 Nov 2017
“Popular square”
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This historic plaza rocks as soon as the stars come out: literary great Ernest Hemingway favored many of the bars lining this scenic area.
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Madrid, Spain
Malasaña
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Plaza Del Dos De Mayo is an absolutely amazing square in the heart of the Malasãna neighbourhood and is a square and an area that is a must go destination if you enjoy history,fine architecture and a great nightlife scene,this square and area certainly ticks...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 20 April 2018

The plaza is a fantastic focus of a lovely local neighbourhood. This is my favourite district in Madrid and it rocks all hours of the day and the night. There is a wonderful historical back story in the sense of the young girl, Malasana's, heroic...More

3  Thank Perry B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is an attractive square which really buzzes. When we were there there was a market and a real party atmosphere. This is a really local community venue, not a tourist place but very welcoming and friendly.

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area then drop by. Do not make a special effort to go there especially during the day. Nothing there that is not just as nice or nicer elsewhere.

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This plaza and the plethora of streets around it are absolutely inundated with bars and clubs where the party never stops. The amount of people on the streets till the early hours of the morning is absolutely amazing. This is where you will find the...More

Thank skankis
Reviewed 6 February 2018

In the Malasaña area, it is named after the uprisings of May 2 1808, when Madrid rebelled against Napoleon's invading army. There is a play area for little kids as well as bars and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Plaza del Dos de Mayo is popular local families with the kids playing on the facilities and people sitting on the many benches under trees. More intimate than many of the large stately squares in the city.

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I wanted to see the Plaza del Dos de Mayo becasue of the history which surrounds that day. I expected a rather grand memorial in the Spanish style. Instead I saw a fenced off, somewhat run-down memorial, with a broken statue, in a plaza which...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

In the plaza of dos de Mayo we heard a chorus called Solfonica who sang songs that everyone knew, from the Civil War and all struggles since. There were about 40 in this group and the crowd was part of it too. This is the...More

1  Thank DaveLipp
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I came here to browse the weekly Saturday market.. There are some interesting things in sale, but nothing you wouldn't see at other markets and it's a pretty small thing.. Might be different in the future...

1  Thank Mojca J
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Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music
venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair,
narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the
center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends
outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents,
and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on
the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as
many other parts of the city, but this only adds to
...More
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