Saturday, 16 August 2014


The Plaza Mayor was built during Philip III's reign (1598–1621) and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape, measuring 129 m × 94 m and is surrounded by three-story residential buildings having 237 balconies facing the Plaza. It has a total of nine entrance ways. The Casa de la Panadería (Bakery House), serving municipal and cultural functions, dominates the Plaza Mayor. There is a bronze statue of King Philip III at the center of the square, created in 1616 by Jean Boulogne and Pietro Tacca. Thanks, Melita :D

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