The Plaza Mayor (Major Square) is a grand arcaded square, measuring 129 by 94 metres, in the center of Madrid, Spain.

The most prominent building on the Plaza Mayor is the Casa de la Panaderia (Bakery House). It was completed as early as 1590, before the square was even laid out. Its current design with symmetric towers dates from after the last fire in 1790. The colourful allegoric murals were only added recently, in 1992.

A bronze statue of King Philip III, constructed in 1616 by Jean Boulogne and Pietro Tacca, stands at the center of the square.

Two RAW images PhotoMerged in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
Handheld

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Splendid shot Tom, regards, Mark.

  • Thank you kindly Mark …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Your no square Tom!
    Your not a hola hoop either!
    Quality photographer, yep your certainly that!
    Crackin shot Tom :o)

  • Always appreciated Robin my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 2 years ago

    great shot,,,,

  • Thank you kindly Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    A really wonderful square beautifully captured dear Tom…………………………x

  • Thank you dear Joyce …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago
  • Always appreciated Val …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot Tom !!

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 2 years ago

    Fantastic image mate!

  • Thank you so much Roy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Amazing capture, that place is immense.

  • Cheers Colin, it really is …

    – Tom Gomez

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