The Square of Many Names

in #travel4 years ago


🌍📍Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain 🇪🇸

3️⃣ Fun Facts about Madrid, Spain 🤪

☀️Plaza Mayor had its name changed three separate times before settling on its current one after the Spanish Civil War.

💧In old times it was quite common to see bears roam through the city. Thus the official symbol of Madrid is ‘El Oso y El Madroño’ meaning ‘The Bear and The Strawberry Tree’.

🌳Madrid officially became the capital of Spain in the 16th century when King Felipe II took the nudge from his French wife Isabel de Valois to do so after she fell in love with the king and Madrid.

🍄”This is one of the best squares in Europe! Perfect place to take a leisurely stroll and take nice photographs.”🍄
🍀Matthew H.

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They had a strawberry Tree? Awesome. Here is an upvote.


Don't strawberries grow as bushes?

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@pwny. Yes, that's true for most of the world. However there is small evergreen tree in Spain called an 'arbutus unedo' that produces it's own unique strawberry.

Bears?! In spain!? Wtf xD

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@cwow2. Lmao, that's what they're saying!

Wtf haha. Wouldn't have though! :d

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This is one of the most important squares of Madrid.

Madrid is definitely a great place to visit. Nice photo!

@almi. Absolutely, thank you!

Sublime work you have here.

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