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Plaza Mayor of Madrid
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Plaza Mayor of Madrid

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Spain
The Plaza Mayor was built during Philip III's reign (1598-1621) and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. 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.
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