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plaza

1. an open space or square, esp in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country
2. Chiefly US and Canadian
a. a modern complex of shops, buildings, and parking areas
b. (capital when part of a name): Rockefeller Plaza

Plaza

An open square or market place having one or more levels, approached in various ways by avenues, streets, or stairs or a combination.

plaza

A public square that is usually centrally located, in Spain and in communities of Spanish heritage.
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Madrid's Plaza Mayor is at the heart of the city's thriving social and fashion scene and is a place in which the Beckhams will certainly feel very much at home
MAGIC KINGDOM: Plaza Mayor in Valladolid CHIMERA: Jim at Palacio La Granja ONCE UPON A DREAM: The castle in Disney's Sleeping Beauty may be based on Alcazar, Segovia NINETY DEGREES: Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, a World Heritage Site best known for having the oldest university in Spain THE WHOLE HOG: Dining out in Segovia GOTHIC: Cathedral of Burgos is 13th century masterpiece LAP IT UP: Fried milk pudding is a speciality us Cid.
The exception are the restaurants in Plaza Mayor itself, where prices are jacked up for holidaymakers and the cheapest menu del dia will cost about pounds 16 for paella minus the plonk.
Placed at the very heart of the city, Plaza Mayor is a bustling rectangular plaza, teeming with tourists, traders, office-workers and ordinary citizens.
The Restaurante Sobrino de Botin, near the Plaza Mayor, is one of the city's finest - and dearest.
Meson Mayor, in the Plaza Mayor, is an old tapas bar which gets quite lively in the evenings.
Included is a superb city sightseeing tour taking in such sights as the Puerta de Sol, the Royal Palace and the Plaza Mayor.
It ends up at the incredible Plaza Mayor, a huge square of elegant, arched facades, open-air restaurants and a buzz of street performers.
Shopping in Madrid is an art-form - window shop along the Gran Via, then relax at a pavement cafe in the colourful Plaza Mayor.
The three main art galleries, the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia are targets for sightseers, followed by lunch in the Plaza Mayor, a 17th-century square lined with overpriced cafes.
The trouble flared in the Malasana district at 2am, just a mile from the city's famous Plaza Mayor.