The Plaza Mayor (English: Main Square) is a major public space in the heart of Madrid, the capital of Spain. It was once the centre of Old Madrid. It was first built (1580–1619) during the reign of Philip III, which is the statue there. The Plaza Mayor is for the people of Madrid and tourists to shop, walk around, eat, and enjoy the outdoors.
Only a few blocks away is another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. There’s another similar statue there which is of Charles III of Spain. Can you tell which is which?