Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

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The Plaza Mayor is Madrid’s most famous square, located in the center of one of the oldest parts of the city. The square, formerly called: Plaza del Arrabal, was built in 1577. In the middle of the square is the beautiful equestrian statue of Felipe III, made by Giovanni de Bologna and his pupil Pietro Tacca. This statue was placed on the square in the mid-nineteenth century.

It was the place where local markets were held, bullfights were organized and public executions took place. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen anymore these days. Walk through one of the nine arches to the main courtyard surrounded by terracotta-red palatial buildings. And nowadays enjoy the small shops, restaurants, terraces and the central place for many events and street artists.

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Plaza de la Virgen

Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia

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During a city trip to Valencia you will pass many squares. Plaza de la Virgen with its marble tiles is one of the most beautiful squares in Valencia and you can see the fountain and the cathedral from the terrace. The Plaza de la Virgen is a lively square in the historic and Valencian district of El Carmen.

In the square you will find the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados (Holy Virgin of the People in Need) which is certainly not inferior to the Cathedral of Valencia, to which it is connected by an arch. This important basilica was built between 1652 and 1667 in Baroque style. The pink color immediately catches the eye.

In the evening this square really comes to life and is filled with people from circus performers to musicians. A wonderful place to have a drink and tapas.

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