Plaza Dos De MayoCurrently Open
- Address: Plaza del Dos de Mayo, S/N, 28004 Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Monument, Family And Kids, Sculpture
The Plaza del Dos de Mayo was the same sight where the uprising was held on May 2 at the beginning of the War of Independence of Spain. The Plaza was constructed in the late 1860’s and is popular for a sculpture placed underneath the entrance arc, carved in marble by Antonio Solá Llansas in 1831 that represents the heroes Daoíz and Velarde.
The church of Saints Justo and Pastor (known as Church of Wonders) is another highlight of the Plaza.
- By Metro/ Subway: Tribunal
- By Bus: Fuencarral - Gta. Bilbao
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/Bike
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0.11% of people who visit Madrid include Plaza Dos De Mayo in their plan
95% of people start their Plaza Dos De Mayo visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Plaza Dos De Mayo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Plaza Dos De Mayo
People normally also visit Monumento De Cristobal Colon while planning their trip to Plaza Dos De Mayo.
This was really an awesome place for a young adventurer to spend time, and a accurate indicator of Spanish life in this Madrid neighborhood . I arrived at 5pm on a Friday and the place was packed. Almost every sitting surface was taken, including some on the floor mostly by young Adults. Dogs chased each other around the square, children played on the 4 playgrounds situated on every corner of the Plaza. It was a great place for people watching. Since I was alone, after making eye contact with some people I went and joined them. They were very welcoming and nice. There were vendors selling beers, almost rude in their persistence. Almost everyone was drinking, until the police came and fought their uphill battle giving everyone warnings, *WARNINGS*, not tickets! It was a pleasant place because of the social aspect, but not a place to go relax. That's my two cents.
I like the food and the service is excellent . Their garlic naan is quite tasty , I would definitely recommend eating here.
An eclectic mix of people and especially in the evenings where the Plaza becomes a social gathering point. A few "fashionable" over priced shops but a great variety of cafes and places to eat. Don't be surprised to find buskers and people selling their wares - everyone has a chance here!
There’s something very cool about this place, generally you can’t drink on the streets of Madrid, but in this place people gather to drink some beers and no one says nothing
Sitting in any of the cafes around the Plaza of 2nd May is lovely. You need to check as many cafes as possible as the the prices vary from outrageous to reasonable, and as it is Spain the service is never prompt no matter how much you're paying for your coffee. Very pleasant scenery even with the traffic, so make sure you have at least a couple of hours.