Although it rained last Saturday, as I gallivanted the famous Plaza Mayor, the very next day was my birthday and I was blessed with a full moon! 😆 ————————————————
It was originally known as Plaza de Arrabal, meaning outskirts square, because of its location outside the city walls. After a fire in 1791, the Plaza was redesigned, with the addition of granite archways which now enclose it. Plaza Mayor has been a market, an open air theatre, a bullring, and a place of execution. Now its buildings are used mainly by the city government. ————————————————-
The magnificent statue in the center of the square is of Felipe III, who was the ruler of Madrid in the early 1600’s. It’s original location was in Casa de Campo but it was moved here in the 19th century.
Plaza Mayor is certainly worth the visit! It is a great place to grab some café, comida, or just take a stroll! Nonetheless, it is walking distance to Mercado de San Miguel! For those who do not know, San Miguel Market is basically food heaven!! 😋 —————————————————
Semana passada eu (🙋🏼♀️) dei uma passeadinha em Madrid e um dos lugares mais legais que eu visitei (comida, claro 😌🥓😂) foi o Mercado San Miguel! Passem as fotos para o lado pra ter só uma ideia das belezinhas que podemos encontrar (e degustar 🙌🏻) por lá! 😍 BOM DIA, quarta-feira! 👋🏻
The rain didn’t keep us inside today #MercadoSanMiguel was on the list, and definitely most touristy area we have experienced. However, dinner was a ton of fun with an awesome drink presentation of an egg in a box? 🤷🏻♀️ #vermouth#tapas#hatgame
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Notre hôtel était en face de ce marché réputé de Madrid, un délice à l’espagnole 🇪🇸