Plaza Mayor, Madrid, is a vast square surrounded by three four-storey buildings. It is located just a few blocks from Puerta del sol. The place is a favorite of all people, both locals and tourists to come together while enjoying a coffee in the cafe.
Although the restaurants and cafes there to fix prices are quite expensive, but the Plaza Mayor remains an exciting place to relax and enjoy tapas and wine while watching people walking around. In medieval times, this plaza is a traditional market which is then converted into a square-shaped box on the orders of King Philip III. In historical records, Plaza Mayor suffered three fires that destroyed entire buildings that surround it. But each time it burned, a gathering place for the citizens of Madrid were kept reproducing.
Since it was first built, it became the center of various events. Events ever held there include the king’s coronation, bullfights, up to the execution of citizens who break the law.
In the middle of a field of 1000 meters, stands a statue of King Philip III who was riding the horse. The statue was moved from the CASA de camp in 1848. The most prominent building in the Plaza Mayor is the Casa de la Panaderia. The four-storey building had been there even before the Plaza Mayor converted into the square. Paintings on the walls of the building and the two symmetrical towers are the beautiful scenery in the Plaza Mayor. To reach the Plaza Mayor, you can use the subway line 2 to the Sol station.