Plaza Mayor is the main square and central plaza of the capital city of Spain, Madrid. The rectangular plaza was built during the reign of King Philip III in the early 17th century, a statue of King Philip was placed in the square in 1848. The plaza is surrounded by three storey residential buildings on three of its sides and has the Casa De La Panaderia (Bakery house) on its north side.
The square is situated in the centre of Madrid, accessible by the subway and bus transport systems of the city. The N13 and 3 buses stop at ‘Plaza Mayor’. The closest subway stop is ‘Sol’ which is a 2-minute walk away.
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The Plaza is a public square and is open to the public all day every day. The square has cafes and restaurants located on its perimeter. It is also the host of many of the city’s cultural and seasonal events, with events such as the city's Christmas markets being held on the Plaza. It is one of Madrid's most visited sights and attracts a large number of sightseers.