The Plaza Mayor is probably the most important architectural and historical landmark in Madrid.
The Plaza Mayor is probably the most important architectural and historical landmark in Madrid. This almost perfectly preserved, beautiful austere seventeenth-
Today, the plaza still performs several public functions: in summer, it's an outdoor theatre and music stage; in autumn, a book fair... Just before Christmas it becomes a bazaar for festive decorations and religious regalia. Families take their children to see nativity scenes and madrileños of all ages buy wacky wigs sold around the plaza. The Christmas wigs have no religious or cultural significance -
Again at the calle Mayor, there is the Mercado de San Miguel a cute 1913 iron market.