Known as the Plaza del Arrabal, from the sixteenth century, it was the main market place of the town. The first building in Plaza Mayor, was the Bakery House, and in 1617 the architect Juan Gómez de Mora, gave the uniformity in height of all the buildings that surround it, as it is today.
Plaza Callao is another important meeting point in Madrid’s center, located in the surroundings of Sol, and on the Gran Via, separating the second and third stretches of it. The area of Callao and Sol, are closed to traffic. Calle Preciados connects both squares. This together with the second stretch of Gran Via, make it […]
Madrid’s Gran Vía, is one of the main streets in Madrid. It begins in Plaza España and ends at Calle Alcalá, near Cibeles. This video takes us through the first part of la Gran Vía, to Plaza de Callao, known as Madrid’s Broadway where many theaters and cinemas are. From Callao, the we go East […]