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About this place
Antigua Plaza del Arrabal, el lugar de mercado principal de la villa, se localiza aquí una primera lonja (actual Casa de la Panadería). Lugar histórico de eventos, mercados, celebraciones oficiales... nace como Plaza Mayor en 1619 (sufre incendios y modificaciones hasta su fisionomía de hoy día)
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Es una plaza emblemática de Madrid, que contiene varios fragmentos históricos de anteriores reyes de España. Está a 300 metros de la Puerta del Sol, cerca de La Latina. Es un lugar donde esta lleno de terrazas que con un día soleado pocas cosas más se pueden pedir!
A splendorous square from the XVII Century, where the first bullfights were held
a grand arcaded square in the center of Madrid is very popular with tourists and locals alike. The symmetrical rectangular square features a uniform architecture.
This famous square is in the heart of the city's historic district, built on the site of the old Plaza del Arrabal, which was home to the most popular market in the late 15th century. It was Felipe II who in 1580 commissioned Juan de Herrera with the project to remodel the square, although it would…
It is amajor public space in the heart of Madrid which was once the centre of Old Madrid,[
A trip to the origins of the city. The Plaza Mayor in Madrid is one of the most emblematic points of the city, along with the Puerta del Sol, the Fuente de Cibeles or the Puerta de Alcalá.
First Square in Madrid. Catch a Free Tour here if you can. We recommend SANDEMANs Free Tour.
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Madrid, Community of Madrid
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