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Plaza Mayor
Madrid

Plaza Mayor means mains square in Spanish. In the middle ages it wasn't only the center of the city, but also the place for the bull fights. People who were living in the flats around rented their terrace and windows to people how wanted to watch the bull fight from there.

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Uploaded: 05/12/2009
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