"Casa de la Panaderia" Plaza Mayor Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Plaza Mayor, Madrid: 144 reviews and 258 photos

  Madrid - Plaza Mayor - Casa de la Panaderia
by Kuznetsov_Sergey

In XVI - XVIII centuries this square was the city centre. There was a market, bullfights were arranged here. Verdicts of inquisition were declared here. Public executions were arranged at this square. Fernando VI, Carlos IV, Phillip V were declared by kings there. Nine streets adjoin to the square. Entrances on the square are issued by arches.
Casa de la Panaderia - "bakery" is the main and most beautiful building on Plaza Mayor. It is situated in the northern part of the square. The bakery was settled down on a ground floor. Members of royal family usually observed of events which occured below on the square from a balcony of the second floor. Motley frescos decorate walls of a building.
There is Casa de la Carniceria "butcher's shop" on the opposite side of the square.

Address: Main square of Madrid
Directions: Metro Sol & Opera
Website: http://www.madridtourist.info/plaza_mayor.html

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  • Written May 26, 2006
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