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Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
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Plaza Mayor

This rectangular floor plan square is located in the heart of the Madrid de los Austrias.

This space, originally conceived for civic life, was commissioned by King Philip III from the architect Juan Gómez de Mora. The Plaza was completed in 1617 and since then it has undergone many transformations due to successive fires.

Its current neoclassical appearance is due to the architect Juan de Villanueva, who radically transformed the complex. You can still see the brick buildings, the nine access doors, including the famous Arco de Cuchilleros, the Casa de la Panadería and the equestrian statue of Felipe III.

Address: Plaza Mayor is located in the heart of the city center. You can walk all this area and wander around to reach all monuments and spots. If you are travelling by tube, get off at Sol (Lines 1, 2, 3 and RENFE trains) or Tirso de Molina (Line 1) to reach this square.