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Plaza Mayor from Plasencia, Spain

This historic town has Plaza Mayor as its nucleus, for all the streets begin here, leading to the gates out of the citadel, whose walls are still reasonably well-kept even today. The City Hall building, dating from the 16th century, is known for El abuelo Mayorga, a funny human figurine who, every half hour, strikes the building’s bell with its hammer. This figure has become the symbol of the town, with many real and imagined tales linked to it. Of different heights, built in different epochs and in different styles, the buildings which define the square perimeter make up an imposing whole, with an unexpectedly unitary personality. Plaza Mayor in Plasencia is one of the least known, but still very beautiful squares in Spain.