Barcelona has Plaza Catalunya as its biggest square and Plaza Mayor is the biggest square of Madrid. Located in the city center and only a few minutes away from Puerta del Sol. Carrying many names over the centuries, the square has always been recognized as the central point of Madrid. The square is mostly surrounded by three-story houses with balconies looking out onto the square and is still lived in by a fortunate few. Located at the north end of the square resides the famous four-story Casa de la Panaderia, supposedly named after the bakery it replaced. The entire construction of this building is a colorful festival of frescos which was renovated many times over the years, but has never lost its beauty. A tall bronze statue of King Philip III is at the center of the square. The Plaza Mayor has a ring of old and traditional shops and cafes. Celebrations for Madrids’ Saints are also held here. A major tourist attraction and visited by many tourist every year. An ideal area to stay in, as many major attractions are within walking distance and will make sure you have a pleasant stay in Madrid, which the guarantee you will see all the important sights.