For centuries the centrepiece of Madrid life, the stately Plaza Mayor combines supremely elegant architecture with a history dominated...
Palacio de Santa Cruz
Just off the southeastern corner of Plaza Mayor and dominating Plaza de Santa Cruz is this baroque edifice, which houses the Ministerio...
Restaurante Los Galayos
Most of the restaurants surrounding Plaza Mayor are tourist traps, but Los Galayos, a few steps off the plaza’s southeastern corner, is...
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Lonely Planet review
Spanish bars don't come any more basic than this, but it is the purveyor of an enduring and wildly popular Madrid tradition - the bocadillo de calamares (a large roll stuffed with deep-fried calamari) - at any hour of the day.