Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor, Madrid Overview

The central Plaza in the city of Madrid is known as the Plaza Mayor. It was built during the reign of Philip III. Located nearby the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape surrounded by three storeyed residential buildings. The Plaza Mayor is dominated by the Casa de la Panaderia.

Built during the reign of King Philip III, the Plaza mayor is the central plaza of the city. It is located near the Puerta del Sol and is grand arcaded square. It is one of the best places to witness the architectural grandeur of the city along with the vibrant street life around it. The Casa de la Panaderia is the most predominant building in the square and it is a municipal and a cultural building. It is four floors high and there is a Spanish coat of arms. The Plaza Mayor also holds various traditional shops and eateries in its vicinity. There is a bronze statue of King Philip III at the centre of the square.

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