Plaza del Dos de Mayo

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Plaza del Dos de Mayo
28004 Madrid, Spain


+34 91 366 5477 (Tourist Information)


Today the Plaza del Dos de Mayo is a lively, popular spot for both young and old. The square is lined with trendy cafes and restaurants (that set out tables when the weather's nice) and has a children's playground and exercise equipment for senior citizens. People often gather with their friends on the stone benches surrounding the statues and the brick arch (the former entrance to the MonteleĆ³n barracks) dominating the square.

The Plaza del Dos de Mayo gets its name from the famous uprising during the War of Independence against the French, but it first became popular as a nightspot with Madrid's Movida cultural movement of the 1980s. 


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