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Plaza Mayor de Madrid

Square Madrid, Spain

Lovely historical landmark and square Plaza Mayor de Madrid

The Plaza Mayor was first built (1580–1619) during Philip III's reign and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid. It is located only a few Spanish blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape, measuring 129 m × 94 m (423 ft × 308 ft), 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.

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    Plaza Mayor, 28012 Madrid, Spain

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