The Plaza de la Villa is one of the most characteristic squares in Madrid and headquarters, until recent years, the city council. In the historic old city, in the heart of the city, very near the Plaza Mayor. It's a must-see place for tourists because of the high historical value of buildings.
To mark the tercentenary of the death of Don Alvaro de Bazán Marine (1526-1588, Spanish admiral and military, Knight of the Order of Santiago.). in 1888 the council decided to erect a monument in his memory.
Plaza de la Villa - Madrid visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Plaza de la Villa' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Madrid.
Plaza de la Villa is located in the historic center of Madrid, about half way between Plaza Mayor and Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace on Calle Mayor. It started out as the meeting point of three small streets in the medieval city.
Plaza de la Villa is a popular attraction due to the old buildings of historic and artistic interest around it. The oldest is the House and Tower Lujanes, a 14th century, Gothic-Mudejar style building on the eastern side of the square. Next is the 16th century Casa de Cisneros, a 'palace plateresco' that closes the southern part of the square. Last is the 17th century, Baroque style Casa de la Villa on the west side of the square. This is one of the headquarters of the Municipality of Madrid.
Plaza de la Villa (Mayor Street)
Bus: Mayor-Ayuntamiento De Madrid
Metro: Sol (1, 2, 3)
Train: Sol (C3, C4)