The Plaza Mayor was built during Philip III’s reign (1598–1621) and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. 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.
Buildings of monumental importance in the five central districts of Arganzuela Madrid, Centro, Chamberí, Retiro and Salamanca. Among other data: historical description, author, time and degree of protection of the General Plan as Madrid and protection of cultural interest; Planimetry, photographs, other graphic information, bibliography and documentary references.
Metro: Sol (lines 1, 2, 3), Tirso de Molina (line 1)
Bus: 3, 17, 18, 23, 31