A night view of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor (Main Square). Its construction started in 1580, when Felipe II commisioned Juan de Herrera (the architect of “El Escorial”) to demolish the old buildings and rebuild the square with a regular planning. It was in 1590 that the main building of the square was finished and it took until 1619 to complete the square. Nowadays it is one of the main touristic spots of the city. The archery, where the town’s market was placed, houses cafeterias and restaurants next to each other today. This streetline panorama shows all four sides of the square next to each other. You can also see our daytime view of Plaza Mayor.
This Panorama was captured in January 2012