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Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid

This portico lined square is situated at the heart of Hapsburg Madrid, the old part of the city and one of the capital’s most charming districts. The foundations of Plaza Mayor were laid when Philip II's court moved to Madrid. In 1617, architect Juan Gómez de Mora was commissioned to create a greater uniformity amongst the buildings in this location. Here at Plaza Mayor it stand out Casa de la Panadería, Arco de Cuchilleros and the Phillip III statue.