There is so much that can be seen at Plaza Mayor — and definitely one of them is Casa de la Panaderia. But first, let it be known that the building, apart from boasting of great historical value because of its location, it is also highly significant since it houses the tourism office supervised by the Madrid City Council, perhaps the largest in all of Spain. Here, you may obtain all the important information such as sights and attractions anywhere in Spain, but especially in Madrid.
You will find the Casa de la Panaderia on the northern part of Plaza Mayor, right in the center of the edifice. This portion of the building was modified by renowned Spanish architect, Juan Gómez de Mora, to become what is known as one of the most visited parts of Plaza Mayor.
Before Plaza Mayor (and Casa de la Panaderia) was the original square, the old Plaza Arrabal, which underwent reconstruction for 3 years, from 1617 up to 1619. Work as under the helm of Gómez de Mora, on commission by Felipe III. The present plaza, with its wide, rectangular shaped, and totally enclosed space, and tenants of all varieties, is indeed appreciated for its simple yet impressive beauty.
Location: Plaza Mayor, 27, 28012 Madrid
Hours open: Monday to Sunday, from 9:30AM to 8:30PM
Entrance is free
How to go:
EMT Autobus: 51, 5, 17, 18, 15, 23, 20, 31, 52, 53, 150, 65
Metro Madrid: Sol Station, Lines 1, 2, 3; Opera, Lines 5