"Plaza Dos De Mayo" Madrid Things to Do Tip by mindcrime

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  plaza Dos de Mayo
by mindcrime

The square is located at the heart of Malasana district, Manuela Malasana is one of the heroes of the War Of Independece against Fracne. The name of the square refers to the day (May 2, 1808) that the madrilenos rebelled. On the square you can see an arch and statues of other heroes of that war like Dauiz and Velarde, leading captains of the war.

It used to be one of the most crowded squares during the night the previous years because many young people with their bottles of wine in their hands were gathered there having fun each other. You could hear laughters everywhere, people chatting and listening/watching street artists. It was called “botellon nights”(big bottle nights) but I is not allowed anymore for the safety of young people of getting drunk (of course they do it again but somewhere else I guess). Don’t worry though there are plenty of sidewalk cafes etc Some older locals told me about the bad reputation of the square during the 80s because of the drugs etc

Directions: in the heart of Malasana district

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2010
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